Obama To Meet With Estonian President Ilves and Baltic Leaders in September

United States President Barack Obama will visit Estonia in early September to “further enhance the strong relations between the two countries, and to affirm America’s commitment to our Baltic allies.”

President Obama will meet with Estonia’s President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, as well as Prime Minister Taavi Roivas, to discuss bilateral ties, strategic and regional cooperation, and the White House’s “shared commitment to the trans-Atlantic partnership.”  The President will also be meeting with all three Baltic presidents — President Ilves, President  of Latvia, and President Grybauskaite of Lithuania — to discuss ongoing cooperation on regional security and policies that support economic growth, and collective defense.

A statement by The White House said that the “United States has taken steps to reassure allies in Central and Eastern Europe, and this trip is a chance to reaffirm our ironclad commitment to Article V as the foundation of NATO.”

After visiting Estonia, President Obama will proceed to Wales to participate in the Summit meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

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