In his conversation with Palestine’s Foreign Affairs Minister Riad Malki, Latvian Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkevics expressed support to the solution between Palestine and Israel.
Lithuanian Food and Veterinary Service reports that laboratory tests uncovered the presence of a highly pathogenic avian influenza in samples taken from six swans that were found dead in Kaunas near Nemuna River.
U.S. President Donald Trump has announced a plan to include in the country’s budget for 2018 a military spending increase by 10% or USD 54 billion. Outlining U.S. federal budget priorities for the year 2018, Trump said on Monday, February 27: «It will include an historic increase in defence spending to rebuild the depleted military of the United States of America at a time we most need it».
In the Polish Armed Forces, around 90% of its highest servicemen have been substituted, as the country’s Defence Ministry performs was changes in the Polish army.
On Thursday, 23 February, Latvia’s parliament ratified the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned that to avert famine in several African nations and Yemen, the organisation would need 4.4 billion U.S. dollars.