The President expresses his support for the work priorities set by the Minister of Foreign Affairs

The President expresses his support for the work priorities set by the Minister of Foreign Affairs
The President expresses his support for the work priorities set by the Minister of Foreign Affairs
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On April 24, President Edgars Rinkēvičs met with the new Minister of Foreign Affairs, Baiba Braži, to discuss the priorities set by the minister, the most important foreign policy issues of the moment, including issues on the agenda of the European Union (EU) and NATO, as well as strengthening transatlantic ties. During the meeting, the President congratulated the Minister of Foreign Affairs on taking office and expressed his support for the work priorities put forward by B. Braže.

The President emphasized the need to strengthen ties with transatlantic partners. “One of the important foreign policy priorities is strengthening relations with transatlantic partners. This is particularly important for the security of Latvia, NATO’s Eastern flank and Ukraine. This is also essential in preparation for the upcoming NATO summit in Washington,” noted E. Rinkēvičs.

During the meeting, the President and the Minister of Foreign Affairs expressed their unwavering support for Ukraine until its victory. “Latvia will continue to provide all kinds of support to Ukraine in its fight against Russian aggression, including military support, which is especially important at the moment. We must also continue the work on the implementation of as strict and effective sanctions against Russia as possible,” emphasized E. Rinkēvičs.

The two officials also discussed Latvia’s campaign for candidacy for the non-permanent seat of the United Nations (UN) Security Council in 2026-2027. which was opened by the President on November 9, 2023 in New York, USA. E. Rinkēvičs and B. Braže agreed that Latvia’s application is a confirmation of the country’s readiness to take on additional responsibility and contribute to the strengthening of global security.

The President noted the importance of coordination in foreign policy issues, which is particularly important in the current geopolitical conditions.

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