On 13 June 2019, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, had a telephone conversation with members of the Moldovan Government formed by the 8 June decision of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova – the Prime Minister Maia Sandu and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Nicolae Popescu – to discuss current developments and the political crisis in Moldova.
In the telephone call, Edgars Rinkēvičs stated a position that Latvia respected the will of the Moldovan people, who had elected a new Parliament of Moldova in free and democratic elections.
The Minister expressed support for Moldova on its European path and said that Latvia stood ready to work with the democratically elected institutions. At the same time, the Latvian Foreign Minister drew attention to the need for Moldova’s democratically elected institutions to assume responsibility for the fundamental directions of national development, political and economic stability in the country, ensuring the rule of law, strengthening reforms, and for a sustainable development of the country in general.
Edgars Rinkēvičs expressed hope and called on Moldova to resolve its internal legal and procedural differences so that democratically elected officials could fulfil their political functions with respect for the rule of law. The Foreign Minister also underlined the necessity for seeking solution to the political crisis through political dialogue.