On 17 and 18 September 2018, the Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs will participate in the Three Seas Initiative Summit in Bucharest, Romania.
During the Summit, discussions are underway on the future of the European Union (EU), on unity, growth, connectivity in the transport, energy and digital sectors, and on EU relations with the United States. The Foreign Minister is also scheduled to meet with Prime Minister of Romania, Viorica Dăncilă, to discuss the issues of bilateral relations and international politics between Latvia and Romania.
The Three Sea Initiative was launched in 2015 to promote unity and convergence between EU Member States with an emphasis on infrastructure, energy and digital connectivity. The Three Sea Initiative consists of the 12 EU countries that are geographically located between the Adriatic, Baltic and Black Seas: Latvia, Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary.
The first Summit took place in Croatia in 2016 following the initiative of Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovich, while the second summit took place in 2017 in Poland.