Foreign policy Edgars Rinkēvičs
11.04.2024. Valsts prezidents un Ukrainas prezidents paraksta vienošanos par ilglaicīgu atbalstu un drošības saistībām

On 11 April, the President of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, and the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, met on the margins of the Three Seas Initiative Summit in Vilnius, Lithuania. During the meeting, an agreement was signed between Latvia and Ukraine on long-term support and security commitments.

The agreement demonstrates Latvia's strong and unwavering support of Ukraine and includes provisions for military assistance amounting to 0.25% of the country's gross domestic product. It also entails comprehensive military and non-military assistance from Latvia to help defend Ukraine against aggression, as well as Latvian support for Ukraine's efforts to join the European Union (EU) and NATO. Latvia will provide non-military aid in several areas, including development cooperation, support for the reconstruction of the Chernihiv region, as well as support in the digital, energy, and cybersecurity sectors. Furthermore, Latvia is committed to strengthening Ukraine’s resilience to hybrid threats.

During the meeting, E. Rinkēvičs and V. Zelenskyy discussed various issues, including the security situation in Ukraine, preparations for the NATO Summit in Washington, the launch of negotiations on Ukraine's accession to the EU, Latvia's involvement in the Ukraine Peace Initiative, as well as issues related to EU sanctions policy.

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