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As of now no interviewed refugees have expressed interest in going to Latvia, the State Secretary of the Interior Ministry Ilze Pētersone-Godmane told Latvian Television Thursday.

Pētersone-Godmane said that at the moment interviews are being conducted, and talks with potential immigrants are held 

As of now however no refugees have expressed a desire to live in Latvia, but in the next few days a family could do so, she said.

She said that if a group of people refuse to go to Latvia, the chance is given to the next one. She said that the relocation process will take two years in accordance with the EU plan.

Latvia is waiting for the first arrivals within the scope of the EU refugee relocation plan.

Meanwhile, Lithuania admitted the first refugee family in December and will receive more shortly.

The Latvian government and the Latvian parliamentary committee on European affairs have supported the plan by the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, for dealing with the migration crisis in Europe under which Latvia would admit from 531 up to 776 asylum seekers.

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