Thursday, December 18, 2008

Embassy of Latvia becomes NATO Contact Point Embassy in Georgia for 2009-2010

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has approved its list of Contact Point Embassies (CPEs) in partner states and has entrusted Latvia with the duties of the NATO CPE in Georgia from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2010.

The key task of a CPE is the distribution of information on the policy and objectives of the Alliance among NATO partner states and the involvement in the promotion of closer mutual contacts and the strengthening of relations. Latvia's commitment to fulfilling the responsibility of a CPE acknowledges the successful co-operation between Latvia and Georgia that stems from the support for Georgia's aspirations of Euro-Atlantic integration.

The network of NATO CPEs was established at the beginning of 1990s with the aim of sustaining several of the Alliance's partnership formats. Since joining NATO, Latvia has fulfilled the functions of a CPE in Sweden from 1 September 2004 to 31 December 2006 and in Finland from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2008.

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