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Sunday, 21.12.2014, 08:48
Latvian Ambassador Juris Poikans presented his credentials to the President of Moldova Nicolae Timofte earlier this week, and met with Deputy Foreign Minister of Moldova Valeriu Chiveri to discuss bilateral cooperation, relations between the European Union and Moldova, and the situation after the parliamentary elections in Moldova, reports LETA.
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On Tuesday, December 16, in Belgrade, during the meeting with Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma stressed that Latvia appreciates Serbia's commitment and the accomplishments regarding the EU integration reforms, and encourages continuing the reforms, reported BC press secretary to the Prime Minister Aiva Rozenberga.
During a joint press conference with Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Unity) in Riga yesterday evening, Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic said that Serbia's strategic goal is to join the European Union, informs LETA.
On Monday, 8 December, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius and Minister of European Affairs of Turkey Volan Bozkir signed a memorandum of understanding regarding cooperation on Euro-integration, informs LETA/ELTA.
On 21 November, 2014, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia Edgars Rinkevics met with the Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Ostap Semerak. Edgars Rinkevics congratulated Ostap Semerak on the first anniversary of the Euromaidan protests, which has been declared the Day of Honour and Freedom in Ukraine, reports BC press service of Latvian MFA.
The Estonian Riigikogu ratified the association agreements of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova with the European Union (EU), which provides for deepening of economic relations, harmonization of legal areas, and establishment of free trade areas between these countries and the EU, reports LETA, referring to Riigikogu press service.
During a meeting with Turkish Minister of European Affairs Volkan Bozkir, Foreign Affairs Minister of Latvia Edgars Rinkevics (Unity) urged Turkey to continue its EU integration reforms.