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Saturday, 25.05.2013, 09:46
Latvia is ready to facilitate the EU-Belarus dialogue, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Reform Party) pointed out during a visit to Vitebsk yesterday, reports LETA. Rinkevics met with Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makey yesterday.
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On 19-20 March in Brussels, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius presented Lithuania's Presidency priorities to European commissioners for trade, development and humanitarian aid, as well as to members of the European Parliament, and met with leaders of the two largest political groups in the European Parliament, reported BC the MFA.
Commission’s President José Manuel Barroso and other members of the European Commission are meeting members of the Russian Government led by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow on 21 March 2013. These executive-to-executive talks will cover a wide range of EU-Russia cooperation, from discussions on the EU-Russia New Agreement to trade issues, energy cooperation, transport and mobility. As part of this visit, President Barroso will also meet with President Putin.
On Thursday, the political director of the Latvian Foreign Ministry Andrejs Pildegovics made a working visit to Minsk, LETA was informed by the Foreign Ministry's press and information.
Latvian President Andris Berzins and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych express support for the further strengthening of relations between Ukraine and the European Union, according to their joint statement on the results of Berzins' visit to Ukraine, writes LETA.
"Latvia has recent experience with integration into the European Union and is ready to provide support in terms of experience exchange as well as purely practical advice so that Ukraine can complete this process step by step," President Andris Berzins said on Thursday during an official luncheon hosted by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, informs LETA.
The cooperation of the European Union (EU) and Russia, like with any other neighbour, has to be set on equal footing and be mutually beneficial, said Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite Thursday before the opening of the European Council in Brussels, reports LETA/ELTA.