Bergmanis in a telephone conversation from Belarus highly appreciated the permission to send during a training exercise in Belarus additional observers. Latvia was the only country in NATO with additional observers.
"We hope that such cooperation will continue. In Belarus during the exercises "West" was not only observers, but also the press conference. This is one way to reduce fears and foster mutual trust. Latvia and Belarus are neighbors, the neighbors will remain," — said the Minister.
Bergmanis told his Belarusian counterpart about the decisions of the Warsaw summit to strengthen the security of the Baltic region. In conversation, he didn't feel the associated fear from the Belarusian side. "They also develop their army. It is the task of each state," — said the Minister.
He also commended the efforts of Belarus to resolve the Ukrainian crisis.