President of Latvia, who is currently in Slovakia with an official visit, met with Prime Minister of Slovakia, Eduard Heger today. During the meeting, President Levits underlined the main strategic development priorities for European Union (EU): coordinated security cooperation with NATO, gradual shift towards energy independence and fight against disinformation.
Egils Levits and Eduard Heger discussed the strengthening of NATO’s eastern flank according to decisions adopted by NATO leadership during the recent extraordinary summit, and strategic objectives of the Alliance. ‘Since its deployment to Camp Ādaži several years ago, NATO enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battle Group Latvia has provided valuable new experience of multilateral cooperation between 10 countries. It has been a NATO success story, which will be replicated by new battle groups,’ President of Latvia said as he thanked Slovakia for sending its troops to Ādaži.
Both officials condemned Russian aggression against Ukraine and exchanged views on current security environment and support to refugees. Prime Minister Heger and President Levits underlined the need for joint effort among democratic countries against disinformation and Russia’s deceitful propaganda politics.
Slovakian Prime Minister and President of Latvia also discussed EU’s energy future. Both officials called for decisive action on the part of Europe to reduce its reliance on Russian energy imports.
President Levits and Prime Minister Heger also talked about the participation of Slovakia and its companies in the Three Seas Initiative and the forthcoming Three Seas Summit in Riga this June.