How many representatives does Latvia have abroad, how much does it cost, and why is it important for a country like Latvia to get involved internationally in the long term? Clear enough questions, but ones which are perhaps taken for granted much of the time. So the LSM  decided to establish the actual facts and figures - and the results may surprise those who regard Latvia as an insular nation.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and Ministry of Defence (MoD), Latvia is currently taking part in three civilian missions, five military operations and one peacekeeping operation abroad.

Currently Latvia is represented by 16 civilian experts and 63 military personnel abroad.

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