Jul 6, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Trump reaffirms U.S. support for Three Seas Initiative

AP

President Trump met with leaders of the Baltic and Central European countries, including Polish President Duda and Croatian President Graves-Kitarovic, at a Three Seas roundtable Thursday.

The Three Seas Initiative is an alliance among a dozen eastern and central European nations in the Adriatic, Baltic and Black seas region. One of the group's leading priorities is to make the region less dependent on Russian energy. "The United States will never use energy to coerce your nations. We stand ready willing and able to help with your energy needs and other needs," Trump said.

Trump, flanked by his U.S. delegation, told the group of leaders that the "region has a special importance to me. As you know, my wife is from Slovenia." He then said the U.S. stands with the Three Seas nations, welcoming the opportunity to expand their economic partnership.

Go deeper