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2010 Press Releases

U.S. Ambassador’s Statement on Injured Latvian Soldiers in Afghanistan

Riga, September 20, 2010
U.S. Embassy Seal

U.S. Embassy Seal

The U.S. Ambassador to Latvia Judith Garber made the following statement today:

On behalf of the U.S. government and the American people, I would like to say how saddened we are to learn of the two Latvian soldiers who were injured in Afghanistan on September 17th and 18th as they helped the Afghani citizens move towards a fuller democracy during Parliamentary elections. We wish these men a quick recovery, and our thoughts and prayers are with their families and the Latvian people.

We stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Latvia, as NATO allies and as close friends. We deeply appreciate this relationship.