Lukashenko's visit to Latvia put on hold

Latvian State President Egils Levits had a telephone call with his Belarusian counterpart, Alexander Lukashenko March in which the pair discussed a future visit of the authoritarian leader to Latvia, reported the Latvian presidential press service.

In what was described as a "long conversation" the pair talked about "good neighborly relations, and discussed current bilateral and international agenda issues," a release said.

During the meeting, the two presidents agreed that due to measures to contain the coronavirus Covid-19, a planned visit of the Belarusian president to Latvia due to take place in April will be rescheduled to a date agreed by both parties. The two presidents exchanged information on national action to curb Covid-19.

Levits and Lukashenko welcomed the cooperation between Latvia and Belarus in repatriation issues related to the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis, ensuring that Belarusian citizens can leave Latvia and our citizens can travel through Minsk to get home.

The two presidents also discussed the need to strengthen economic cooperation between Latvia and Belarus, including in the field of transport, which will be given special attention during Lukashenko's visit to Latvia when it take place.

They also discussed the upcoming World Hockey Championship in 2021, planned to be held jointly in Latvia and Belarus.


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