Latvia’s foreign policy will remain strongly on Western geo-political course – Karins

During today’s foreign policy debates at Saeima, newly elected Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) said that Latvia’s foreign policy will remain strongly on a Western geo-political course.

The prime minister said that the foreign policy priorities mentioned by Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics are supported by the whole government. He said that Latvia’s Western course is based on common values with allies – democracy, rule of law and human rights.

Karins pointed out to three main challenges Latvia is currently facing – the progress of the Moneyval report, Russian foreign policy, as well as processes within the EU, including Brexit.

The prime minister said that the Moneyval report is a ”real and potential threat to our economy and society”. Karins said that Latvia cannot be included on this so-called ”black list”, and said that the new government will do everything to prevent this.

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