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    Latvia Considering Russian Initiative on Baltic Region Security Talks

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    Latvia has received Russia's proposal to hold consultations on security in the Baltic region and is considering it, the Latvian Defense Ministry said Sunday.

    VILNIUS (Sputnik) – On Thursday, the Russian Defense Ministry said Moscow had sent an invitation to Riga to attend defense ministerial consultations in the Russian capital in September.

    "At the moment, the Ministry [of Defense] is considering the proposal but direct consultations between the countries’ experts have not started yet," the Latvian ministry’s spokesman Kaspars Galkins said, as quoted by the LETA news agency.

    The Latvian Foreign Ministry confirmed that after considering the issue Russia would receive an answer. The ministry noted that Latvia was committed to security and transparency in the Baltic region.

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