Posts tagged as relations

Moldova must continue its European integration, while at the same time maintaining pragmatic relations with Russia

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Moldova is implementing a balanced foreign policy approached, conducting the Europeanisation of the country, while at the same time maintaining pragmatic relations with Russia, Moldovan Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Aureliu Ciocoi told LETA in an interview. ”Moldova is first and foremost pro-Moldovan. We work for the good of our country,” he said. ”As far as Russia is concerned, we call this approach a balanced foreign policy. Moldova…

Uzbekistan, Latvia discuss issues of deepening economic relations

Monday, January 20, 2020

Ambassador of Uzbekistan Kadambay Sultanov met with LDDK President Vitālijs Gavrilovs, in Riga, Uzbekistan MFA reports. Issues of supporting efforts on increasing economic cooperation between Uzbekistan and Latvia, as well as institutionalization of relations between business circles of the two countries were discussed at the meeting. Vitālijs Gavrilovs noted the prospects for joint efforts to further expand the export of Uzbekistan’s products to Latvia, as well as other Baltic and…

EU to normalise relations with Moscow

Monday, December 2, 2019

EU’s newly sworn-in foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, said in an interview with the Spanish daily El Pais that Russia is “a very divisive” issue among the member states. According to the High Representative of the Union, the de facto EU foreign minister, “some countries are very reluctant to embark on a normalisation of relations with Russia and others would like to do so”. His words came on the heels…

Relations with Ukraine and Belarus discussed at the President‘s Office

Thursday, November 21, 2019

During the Tuesday meeting with members of the Government and the Parliament, leaders of the ruling coalition and the opposition, President Gitanas Nausėda discussed topical issues of relations with Ukraine and Belarus. Participants of the first debate of this kind on Lithuania’s foreign policy issues focused on relations with Belarus. A broad consensus has been reached that a dialogue with Belarus was needed but was only possible if established red…

Kazakh-Lithuanian relations are on the rise

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Kazakh-Lithuanian relations are on a positive course, with growing economic and cultural cooperation between the countries, said Lithuanian Ambassador Gintautas Vasilius. “I would say that we are on the right track. Bilateral relations between Lithuania and Kazakhstan are developing well and we should do our best to continue moving forward in the same spirit,” he said. Vasilius emphasised the historic ties between Kazakhstan and Lithuania, with thousands of Lithuanians considering…

Russian embassy condemns Estonia’s alleged unwillingness to improve relations

Friday, November 1, 2019

The Russian embassy in Tallinn condemned on Thursday Estonia’s alleged unwillingness to normalize relations with Moscow, pointing out as an example the round table against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline held in the European Parliament. The Russian embassy also highlighted Denmark’s consent to the construction of Nord Stream 2 in its economic area as well as Hungary’s enthusiasm towards political and economic cooperation with Russia, and also referred to Russian President…

Baltic States use sanctions as a part of politics

By Lukas Ramonas on Wednesday, October 16, 2019

On October, 10, leader of the Polish Peasant Party Vladislav Kosinyak-Kamysh called for the lifting of economic sanctions against Russia, but at the same time maintaining of political ones. The politician noted that, despite the sanctions, “Russian coal abides in Poland, and the Germans negotiate with Russia.” According to Kosinyak-Kamysh, economic restrictions did not change the situation in the Donbass. The politician also emphasized that other countries, unlike Poland, easily…

U.S. warship sails through strategic Taiwan Strait amid China tension

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The U.S. military said on Wednesday it sent a Navy warship through the Taiwan Strait, which separates Taiwan from China, a move likely to anger China during a period of tense relations between Washington and Beijing. Taiwan is among a growing number of flashpoints in the U.S.-China relationship, which include a trade war, U.S. sanctions and China’s increasingly muscular military posture in the South China Sea, where the United States…

Kazakhstan to turn diplomatic mission in Latvia into embassy

Friday, July 19, 2019

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Thursday signed decrees transforming and re-organizing several of the country’s diplomatic missions and one consulate into embassies. These are the diplomatic missions in Bratislava (Slovakia), Belgrade (Serbia), Lisbon (Portugal), Riga (Latvia), and Sofia (Bulgaria) and the consulate in Tallinn (Estonia), according to the decrees published on the head of state’s website. The move is prompted by the need to boost relations with the European Union,…

Polls show sour views of race relations in Trump’s America

By Hannah Fingerhut on Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Even before President Donald Trump’s racist tweets toward four Democratic congresswomen of color, Americans considered race relations in the United States to be generally bad — and said that Trump has been making them worse. On Sunday, Trump tweeted that the congresswomen should go back to the “broken and crime infested” countries they came from, despite the fact that all are American citizens and three were born in the U.S.…