"The Latvian Foreign Minister thanked Italy for its contribution to Latvia’s security – participation in a NATO battlegroup in Latvia and NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission, as well as the work at the Stratcom Center," said a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Tiekoties ar Itālijas 🇮🇹 kolēģi @luigidimaio, 🇱🇻 ārlietu ministrs @edgarsrinkevics pateicas par Itālijas ieguldījumu Latvijas un reģiona drošībā – dalību #NATO kaujas grupā, NATO Baltijas gaisa telpas patrulēšanas misijā un @STRATCOMCOE centra darbā.— Ārlietu ministrija (@Arlietas) November 30, 2021
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The Ministers also exchanged opinions on the reform of the European asylum system and expected proposals from the European Commission concerning adjustments to the European Union’s legal framework in light of the new migration-related challenges.
"During the conversation, Edgars Rinkēvičs reaffirmed that it was essential to approve the fifth round of sanctions against Belarus without further delay, also including the Belavia airline. The EU’s legal framework must also be revised in order to grant Member State border guards the rights and means they need to ensure the integrity and protection of EU borders in unmistakable cases of instrumentalisation of migration," the statement said.