Kariņš: Another memorandum of cooperation would be 'nonsense'

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The United List (AS) political force has proposed that the new coalition partners – New Unity (JV) and the National Alliance (NA) – sign another memorandum of cooperation, despite the fact that they have already signed one two weeks ago, as previously reported by LSM.

The government-building negotiator and Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš (JV) said on Latvian Television November 16 that this idea was 'nonsense'.

"Nonsense. The next memorandum will be called the government declaration," said Kariņš.

He said the negotiators of the three political forces involved in coalition talks have received approval for both the allocation of ministerial portfolios offered by the JV and the possibility of starting work on the government declaration.

"I've decided to listen less to all the nonsense that is happening right now. I have offered and they have adopted a memorandum of cooperation and a division of responsibility. Work on the government declaration has now been started. I shall do my best to make this work more smoothly forward. How much time it is going to take, it is difficult to judge, because one of the partners, the United List, has hesitated in every way and made it a little more difficult. Let's overcome these challenges," Kariņš said.

"The internal processes of the United List are completely incomprehensible to me. I understand that there is obviously a desire to find jobs for individual members of the faction or party at the moment.[..] While everybody is talking about trifles, we have processes that urgently need to be addressed. I will be unrelenting in the fact that we just have to move forward. [..] If this is over, we will be able to get the government's declaration ready in two or three weeks."


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