In a short video clip posted online May 4, Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkēvičs outlined measures worth more than 5 million euros, prompting thanks from European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
Latvian contribution to #GlobalResponse to #COVID19— Edgars Rinkēvičs (@edgarsrinkevics) May 4, 2020
✅ 5 million euros to boost national science and research
✅100 000 euros to @UN & @WHO Global Humanitarian Response Plan
✅ developing digital solutions in cooperation with private sector #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus pic.twitter.com/WWNwWmziJZ
Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš also noted the contributions.
Latvia supports the Coronavirus Global Response to raise funds for #COVID19 vaccines, medicines and diagnostics R&D- 100 000 € to @WHO ; 5 million € to 🇱🇻 scientists against #COVID19 . #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus #StrongerTogether @eucopresident @vonderleyen— Krišjānis Kariņš (@krisjaniskarins) May 4, 2020