Danish, German troops arrived in Latvia for military exercise

2015-08-27 latvia, nato
Author: BNS
Danish, German troops arrived in Latvia for military exercise

Danish and German troops arrived in Latvia to take part in the military exercises, including in the Silver Arrow exercise in September.

The Danish Armed Forces will be represented by more than 160 troops, and more than 60 troops will arrive from Germany.

The Ministry of Defence reminded that on April 14 German Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen during her visit to Latvia discussed the security situation in the region and the necessity to ensure long-term presence of the allies in the Baltic states. The German minister confirmed that Germany plans to send its troops to different military exercises this year.

On February this year, during NATO defence ministers meeting, Latvian Minister of Defence Raimonds Vejonis and his Danish counterpart Nicolai Wammen signed the renewed memorandum of understanding and the political vision document, providing for broader cooperation, including closer cooperation in military training.

Silver Arrow 2015 is a joint multinational military exercise of the Latvian National Armed Forces with participation of armed forces from Denmark, Canada, Germany, the US and the UK. The exercise will be held on September 14-29. The exercise is held to improve cooperation among NATO member states, prepare and improve skills in conventional operations, performing training in attack, defence and other drills. It is planned that more than 1,000 foreign troops will take part in the exercise.

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