• USD 58.13 +0.02
  • EUR 69.72 +0.23
  • BRENT 55.37 +0.42%

President of Latvia: We keep only essential contacts with Russia

President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis

Speaking on LTV lately, President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis described his country’s relations with Russia as extremely cold.

“Latvia supports diplomatic relations with Russia, and meetings of experts are held regularly. However, there is no active communications and will not be unless the situation in Ukraine is stabilized. In its relations with Russia, Latvia has a single stand with NATO and EU.  No thaw in the relations is possible until the Minsk Agreements are implemented at full. However, the cooperation continues, of course,” the president said.

Vējonis said they are currently working on demarcation of the border with Russia and regular meetings are held at the level of ministers. However, no one invites Russia to participate in large-format meetings any longer, he said. The Latvian president said he will not visit Russia unless the situation in Ukraine is stabilized.

It is noteworthy that speaking on LTV, Vējonis addressed an issue the Latvian people are very much concerned about – the arrival of refugees from Africa and Middle East within the coming months. This summer the Latvian government under Brussels’ pressure agreed to give refuge to 250 immigrants in its territory. Meanwhile, the president said, thousands of migrants rush to Europe via the Mediterranean and this problem is not likely to get a prompt solution. 

All news

19.09.2017

18.09.2017

13.09.2017

12.09.2017

09.09.2017

08.09.2017

07.09.2017

06.09.2017

05.09.2017

04.09.2017

01.09.2017

30.08.2017

27.08.2017

24.08.2017

23.08.2017

21.08.2017

18.08.2017

17.08.2017

16.08.2017

15.08.2017

14.08.2017

10.08.2017

Show more news
Facebook
Twitter
Socials
Information
Press «Like», to read
EurAsia Daily in Facebook
Press «Follow», to read
EurAsia Daily in VK
Thank you, don't show this to me again