WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement after meeting with a delegation of speakers from Nordic and Baltic states:

“It was a pleasure to host my counterparts from these important Nordic and Baltic partners. After visiting with some of these speakers earlier in the year, it was good to confer with them again, especially after yesterday's vote in the House to reaffirm America's commitment to NATO and Article 5. Interparliamentary cooperation is a bedrock of our transatlantic alliances. Together, we are determined to work toward a more safe and secure future for this generation and the next.”

NOTE: Today’s meeting took place in the Speaker’s office in the U.S. Capitol. Participants included:

·        Speaker Urban Ahlin (Sweden), Delegation Lead

·        Speaker Olemic Thommessen (Norway)

·        Speaker Eiki Nestor (Estonia)

·        Speaker Ināra Mūrniece (Latvia)

·        Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis (Lithuania)

·        Speaker Maria Lohela (Finland)

·        Speaker Unnur Brá Konráðsdóttir (Iceland)