Latvia and Denmark discuss diplomatic matters

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On 8 September 2022, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Jeppe Kofod, and Members of Danish Parliament, who were in Latvia on a working visit.

According to the account of the Latvian MFA: "The officials discussed bilateral relations between Latvia and Denmark, regional cooperation, security situation in the region and other international developments. The Ministers condemned Russia’s unprovoked aggression against Ukraine, which has irreversibly changed the security climate all across Europe. The Latvian Foreign Minister greatly appreciated Denmark’s significant contribution to NATO’s defence and deterrence efforts, which bolster security in the Baltic region and the Alliance as a whole. The Danish Foreign Minister confirmed that Denmark would continue providing its contribution to security in the region."

"The Ministers were in agreement that military, economic and political support for Ukraine should continue, especially with the winter period ahead. At the same time, it is essential to achieve that Russia is held accountable for its aggression and war crimes in Ukraine. Other matters discussed were related to issuing of Schengen visas to Russian citizens, and the Ministers recognised that there was a need for introducing stricter measures."

While in Latvia, the Danish Foreign Minister and Members of Parliament met with members of the Saeima (Latvian Parliament) Foreign Affairs Committee, as well as visiting the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence and the Ādaži Military Base, where Danish soldiers are stationed and unveiled the Danish photographer Martin Thaulow’s outdoor exhibition, “Brothers and Sisters”, arranged by the Danish Culture Centre and featuring Ukrainian refugees in the Baltic States and Poland.


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