Jeff Flake - U.S. Senator ~ Arizona

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, yesterday returned from a week-long visit to Sweden, Denmark, Latvia, and Finland. Flake led a bipartisan, bicameral delegation that met with senior U.S. and foreign officials in each country to discuss transatlantic security and trade relationships. The delegation reaffirmed Congress's commitment to the NATO alliance and our European allies, and emphasized the economic prosperity all countries receive from free trade. Flake was joined by Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.).

“This week, I led a bipartisan, bicameral delegation to Sweden, Denmark, Latvia, and Finland that included the Chairmen of both the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee. Discussions with senior government officials in these countries made clear that Russia derives significant benefits when NATO is undermined. Furthermore, these countries understand that new trade barriers only damage mutual economic growth and stability. A consistent theme was that we need to stick together on trade in order to successfully challenge countries, like China, when they don't follow the rules.”