Eight-year-long Latvian-Russian state border demarcation process concludes

Latvian-Russian state border demarcation documents have come to force. 21 April 2018 marked the conclusion of the two countries’ joint border demarcation process that lasted eight years, as reported by Latvia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry’s press-centre.

During the demarcation process, officials performed marking of the border line along 283.6 km, 638 border signs were installed. Officials also developed accurate borders for riverbanks and lakes. Island ownership was also clarified.

Latvia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry is positive about cooperation of experts from Latvia and Russia in the demarcation process.

The joint Latvian-Russian demarcation commission was formed in accordance with the border demarcation agreement signed in Moscow on 27 March 2007.

The first meeting took place in Daugavpils on 23 September 2009. Border demarcation documents were signed 25 October 2017 in Riga. Latvia’s government approved documents on 16 January 2018. Government of the Russian Federation approved document on 21 February.

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