On 15-16 November, the Foreign Minister of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, will make a working visit to Ireland, where he will meet with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland, Simon Coveney, and the Chairman of the Joint Committee on European Union Affairs at the Irish Parliament, Michael Healy-Rae. The discussion will address bilateral relations between both countries, the matters of current importance for the European Union with the focus on Europe’s future, the state of affairs in Ukraine, the Eastern Partnership issues, and transatlantic relations.
The Minister will also meet with members of the Latvian diaspora organisations to share views on topics essential for Latvians in Ireland, as well as giving interviews to the Dublin-based Institute of International and European Affairs and the baltic-ireland.ie diaspora portal.
Latvia and Ireland enjoy friendly relationship characterised by a good political dialogue, sustained trade contacts and cooperation in the European Union. It is in Latvia’s interests to strengthen those relations on all issues of common concern.