Latvia and Russia talk in Rīga

On 30 May 2019 in Riga, the Head of the Bilateral Relations Directorate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, Ilgvars Kļava, held political consultations with the Director of the Second European Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sergei Belyayev, according to a release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

"The consultations covered a broad range of topics concerning bilateral and regional cooperation: the further political dialogue, current work of the Latvia-Russia Intergovernmental Commission, the enhancement of the legal framework, cooperation on economic matters, the security situation in the region, and other foreign policy issues," the release said.   

Political consultation between the Foreign Ministries of Latvia and Russia, launched in 2013, is a regular format for discussions on bilateral cooperation and international policy developments of current importance. In accordance with the inter-ministerial cooperation plan, consultations take place at the level of deputy foreign ministers and the directors of regional and consular departments.

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