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Friday, 29.05.2015, 11:12
President Dalia Grybauskaitė attended the ceremony of unfurling the symbolic flags of Lithuania and Georgia to mark Georgia’s Independence Day. Welcoming the participants of the ceremony at the Cathedral Square in Vilnius, the President underlined that Lithuania strongly supported the people of Georgia in building a European state, reports BC presidential press service.
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Latvia: the integration of Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina into EU promotes the region’s development30.04.2015
On 29 April in Strasbourg, the Latvian Foreign Ministry’s Parliamentary State Secretary for EU Affairs, Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica, speaking on behalf of the Council of the European Union, expressed her appreciation for the positive development of the EU’s relations with Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina, while at the same time indicating that both countries need to honour political commitments and implement reforms, reported BC the Latvian MFA.
On 22 April 2015, as part of his working visit, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics visited Belgrade and met with high-ranking officials of the Republic of Serbia to discuss Serbia’s integration with the European Union, the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, questions about the Western Balkans and EU enlargement, and bilateral relations, reports BC Latvian MFA.
Georgia expects a clear message and conception from the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga, not only regarding the international problems, but also matters related to Georgia, this according to Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili during a meeting with Latvian President Andris Berzins yesterday, cites LETA.
On 26 March, during his working visit to Chisinau, the Latvian Foreign Minister, Edgars Rinkevics, met with the Prime Minister of Moldova, Chiril Gaburici, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Natalia Gherman to discuss the relations between the European Union and Moldova in the context of the Riga Summit, the internal political situation in Moldova, bilateral cooperation between Latvia and Moldova, and developments in the region, reported BC Latvian MFA.
On 16 March in Brussels, the Latvian Foreign Minister, Edgars Rinkevics, met with the European Action Group for Moldova including the Foreign Minister of Moldova, Natalia Gherman, to discuss the course of Moldova’s integration with the EU and offer support for the reform process, reported BC the ministry.
On 11 March 2015, the Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkevics, made a working visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina during Latvia’s Presidency of the Council of the EU, thereby confirming the European Union’s support for Bosnia and Herzegovina’s aspirations to further integrate with the EU and discussed the tasks to be carried out in the integration process, reports BC the Latvian MFA.