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Officials sign memorandum of understanding regarding creation of NATO centre in Riga

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUSeven countries have signed a memorandum of understanding in NATO Allied Transformation Command in Norfolk. This memorandum provides for the creation of a NATO’s centre of excellence in matters of strategic communications in Riga.

Along with Latvia’s representative in Norfolk, the memorandum was signed by representatives of Estonia, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, UK and Germany.

‘Nowadays strategic communication plays an important role in achieving political and military goals for NATO,’ – admits Latvian Defence Minister Raimonds Vejonis.

He adds that in the 21st century strategic communication has gained a new role in military field. ‘The Russian-Ukrainian conflict clearly demonstrates the role an information campaign can play in order to achieve an advantage in a military conflict. Information war, aka the fight for people’s hearts and minds, is becoming more and more important nowadays. And in the context of NATO operations strategic communication plays an ever growing role. This is why Latvia’s initiative to create an international excellence centre will help improve the alliance’s strategic communication measures,’ – says Vejonis.

It is planned that the NATO excellence centre for strategic communications matters may be accredited before the end of summer and Latvia will be able to report this on the NATO summit in Wales this September.

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  1. mike walsh says:

    Smile, you sure love being occupied, bought this time by candy. NATO troops after making a quick exit will fight to the last Latvian (Lithuanian and Estonian). Last weekend, over 100 rallies throughout the EU to stop NATO being in Europe. Must be the Balsam you’re drinking.

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    • Brian says:

      Just because people paid by Moscow, protest against NATO being in Europe, does not mean the vast majority of people of real EU citizens do not wish to be occupied, murdered and have their property taken away by Russia.

      Only the protest / comments for cash people oppose NATO.

      Your attempt at propaganda is laughable.

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  2. Linda says:

    Jobs for bilingual Lats!

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