Please join the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Security Initiative, in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, for a public event exploring the Baltic states’ priorities for the upcoming NATO Summit in Washington, DC. This event will take place on Wednesday, June 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET at the Atlantic Council’s headquarters (1030 15th St NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20005) and virtually. 

Since last year’s Summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, the security landscape in NATO’s eastern flank has shifted significantly. New defense plans and strong defense spending, coupled with the historic accession of Sweden and Finland, has reorganized the Baltic Sea into a “NATO lake.” Despite this major step forward for regional security, ongoing Russian aggression against Ukraine demands a continued focus on stability. The NATO Summit taking place in Washington, DC, presents a pivotal opportunity to solidify allied gains made since last July and send a strong signal to Moscow amid continuing war on the European continent.   

With less than five weeks until the Washington Summit, the Atlantic Council is pleased to welcome the Lithuanian, Latvian, and Estonian Permanent Representatives to NATO for a discussion exploring Baltic defense priorities and views on the future of NATO beyond its 75th anniversary. The Permanent Representatives will delve into the collaborative efforts between the US, the Baltic states, and other NATO allies as they strengthen efforts to bolster support for Ukraine and collective defense and deterrence on NATO’s eastern flank.

This event is part of the Transatlantic Security Initiative’s 2024 NATO Washington Summit campaign. For more information and updates on future events and publications, follow @ACScowcroft. 

This conversation will take place in-person and will be broadcast on YouTube, X, Facebook, and LinkedIn. To receive the event information, please register above. 

Welcome remarks


H.E. Jüri Luik
Permanent Representative of Estonia to NATO

H.E. Deividas Matulionis
Permanent Representative of Lithuania to NATO

H.E. Māris Riekstiņš
Permanent Representative of Latvia to NATO

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