The Ambassador of Latvia, Andris Razāns, presents credentials to King Philippe of the Belgians

09.10.2019. 18:33

On 9 October 2019, at the Royal Palace of Brussels, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia to Belgium, Andris Razāns, presented his credentials to His Majesty King Philippe of the Belgians. The Ambassador expressed his appreciation for the current cooperation between Latvia and Belgium, which is based on shared democratic values and interests.

Andris Razāns said he was keen to intensify political, economic, cultural, educational and scientific cooperation with Belgium and its regions, and this is clearly demonstrated by the appointment of a resident Latvian Ambassador to Belgium.

Both countries are linked by their interest in seeing an effective and modern European Union that meets the needs of its Member States and in the strengthening of the transatlantic link, as well as by their commitments under NATO’s Washington Treaty. The Ambassador underlined that Latvia welcomes Belgium’s active participation in the Baltic Air Policing mission and the enhanced forward presence of NATO troops in the Baltic States. Andris Razāns noted that both countries were interested in a rules-based international order. Belgium is a current member of the United Nations Security Council and its accomplishments and experience are very useful to Latvia at a time when it is running for a seat on the UN Security Council.

The Latvian Ambassador extended greetings and an invitation from the President of Latvia, Egils Levits, for King Philippe to come to Latvia on an official visit.

 


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