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Latvia approves of an active EU involvement in avoiding the confrontation in the territory of Georgia

By Editor . 18.08.2008

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On August 8, Ivars Godmanis, Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia, met Māris Riekstiņš, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, and representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia, in order to discuss the conflict escalation in South Ossetia, Georgia.

 

During the meeting, the officials shared common views that Latvia shall take active position and support operative response of the European Union (EU) towards normalisation of the situation, primarily, in order to achieve returning to direct negotiations of the parties involved in the conflict.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia conducts consultations with the Georgian Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Embassy of Georgia in Latvia, and the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Latvia, as well as with French EU Presidency and the USA Embassies carries out harmonisation of the position on the EU involvement. The discussions with Alexander Stubb, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland, which holds the OSCE Chairmanship, have also been conducted.

The Prime Minister and the Minister for Foreign Affairs on their meeting took a decision that the Ambassador of Latvia to Georgia shall immediately return to Tbilisi from his vacation, as well as the most current information by the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall be received via the Embassy of the Latvia in Georgia.

 




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