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July 05, 2023

King to Attend NATO Summit in Lithuania With Bipartisan Congressional Delegation

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Senator Angus King, a member of the Senate NATO Observer Group, Senate Armed Services and Senate Intelligence Committees, today announced that he will be joining a bipartisan congressional delegation to the 2023 NATO Summit in Vilnius, Lithuania this weekend. Joining King on the trip will be Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Tom Tillis (R-NC), Pete Ricketts (R-NE), Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL).

“The NATO alliance is among America’s most important, effective partnerships. Over the last several decades, it has helped to prevent conflict, address global security challenges, and protect our shared ideals,” said Senator King. “Faced with Putin’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, the alliance has become more united than ever – rebuking the dictator’s ambitions and showing the power of modern democracies. I look forward to traveling to Lithuania this weekend to meet with our partners and reaffirm the United States’ commitment to freedom at the 2023 NATO Summit.” 

As a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Armed Services Committee, and Senate NATO Observer Group, Senator King has worked to strengthen the NATO alliance. In January, he visited Ukraine with Senate Armed Services Chairman Jack Reed (D-RI) to meet with President Zelenskyy and pledge US support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and commitment to democracy. Senator King has been a strong advocate for the accession of Sweden and Finland into NATO to combat Russian aggression and joined a bipartisan coalition in a joint statement of support for the process. Previously, King joined a bipartisan Congressional delegation to Poland and Germany where he met with NATO leaders, Ukrainian refugees, and U.S. servicemembers for a first-hand look at the humanitarian crisis and America’s efforts to support Ukrainians. 


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