Prime Minister
Joint Expeditionary Force

On 19 December, Riga will host the Summit of the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) convened on the initiative of the Prime Minister of Latvia, Krišjānis Kariņš, with the support of the UK, as the framework nation.

At the meeting, the JEF heads of state and government intend to discuss the aggressive war of Russia in Ukraine and consequent changes in the security climate in the North Atlantic, Baltic Sea and the High North regions, with the emphasis on cooperation between JEF members in providing further assistance for Ukraine in its fight with the aggressor, and on measures to improve regional security.

In response to Russia’s large-scale invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022, the first Summit of the JEF Leaders was held virtually on 25 February 2022. The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom hosted a second in person Summit on 15 March 2022.

Holding the third meeting of the JEF heads of state and government in Riga demonstrates Latvia’s role as an active and constructive player in shaping the security environment of the Baltic Sea and the High North region.

The JEF is a coalition of like-minded nations (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom), and comprising high readiness forces configured to respond rapidly to crises in the High North and Northern Europe.

Following the NATO summit in Wales in September 2014, the JEF Participant Nations signed a Foundation Memorandum of Understanding in London in November 2015.

To attend media opportunities, all media representatives require special accreditation.

To apply for the special accreditation, each media representative must submit the accreditation form until 5PM on December 13, 2022.

Sandris Sabajevs

Press Secretary of the Prime Minister
sandris.sabajevs [at]