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Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Marko Mihkelson participated in the event dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Baltic Caucus of the United States House of Representatives in Washington, and acknowledged the activities of the cCongressmen in supporting the three Baltic States.

“Since its founding in 1997, the House Baltic Caucus has been a steadfast representative of the interests of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania at the House of Representatives and among the US public,” Mihkelson said.

“The activities of the members of the Caucus in supporting the Baltic States on their way to NATO membership were of special significance. The cCongressmen have also played an important role in introducing visa freedom between the USA and the Baltic States, and contributed to raising awareness of the Black Ribbon Day or the day of remembrance for the victims of Soviet Communist and Nazi regimes,” Mihkelson said.

Mihkelson emphasised that the world was full of threats and did not allow us to rest on laurels, and therefore the strong support of the members of the House Baltic Caucus continues to be valuable to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

The House Baltic Caucus was established in 1997. Its leaders are Republican John Shimkus and Democrat Adam Schiff. The Caucus has nearly 70 members.

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