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    Latvia supports strengthening of roads, bridges to ensure swift movement of allied forces in Europe

    RIGA, June 12 (LETA) - Latvia supports improving military mobility in the EU for swift movement of the allied military units and quick response to crises on the EU external borders, if necessary, the Latvian Defense Ministry said.

    The Latvian government at a meeting behind closed doors today approved Latvia's national position on military mobility in the EU. The plans provides improvements to roads, bridges and other infrastructure for safe movement of heavy military vehicles.

    The Latvian Defense Ministry in its report to the government about the national position on military mobility provided guidelines to the officials representing Latvia in different cooperation formats on all levels.

    The report deals with the latest aspects of military mobility in Latvia and on a wider scale, referring to the EU-NATO cooperation in military mobility, including the EU Military Mobility Action Plan adopted on March 28 this year. The action plan identifies a series of operational measures to tackle physical, procedural or regulatory barriers which hamper military mobility.

    The Defense Ministry said that Latvia supported improving military mobility in the EU for swift movement of the EU and NATO military units and quick response to crises on the EU external borders, if necessary. This includes strengthening of roads, bridges and other infrastructure as well as aligning of military and civilian requirements between the government institutions and between different EU member states.

    • Published: 12.06.2018 16:28
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