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Eastern Europe: Diplomatic Relations

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 20229, tabled on 17 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what diplomatic steps her Department is taking to strengthen the UK’s (a) security and (b) economic relationship with (i) Latvia, (ii) Estonia and (iii) Lithuania.

Answered on

27 June 2022

The UK has close security and economic relations with Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Together we are deterring Russia, supporting Ukraine and deepening our economic ties, for example, in the technology and digital sectors. As recently as 06 June the PM met the Estonian PM and the Foreign Secretary regularly engages with her Baltic counterparts on these matters. We work closely in the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) and in NATO.  The UK has now signed declarations of cooperation with each of the Baltic States which will strengthen our collaboration.