Valsts prezidents Egils Levits NATO samita laikā tiekas ar Slovēnijas premjerministru Robertu Golobu.

On 29, while attending the NATO Madrid Summit, President of Latvia Egils Levits met with the Prime Minister of Slovenia Robert Golob. President Levits described bilateral relations with Slovenia as excellent. Countries are engaged in an active dialogue at the political level within various cooperation platforms. He also acknowledged the important role played by Slovenia in strengthening of the security of Latvia and the Baltics.

‘We very much appreciate Slovenia’s contribution to NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Latvia. It is vital for stronger NATO’s deterrence and defence posture throughout the Alliance’s eastern flank,’ Egils Levits said.

Discussion focused on the new Strategic Concept adopted by heads of state and government at the Madrid Summit, Russian invasion of Ukraine and the support offered by both countries to Ukraine. Russia must be held accountable for its aggression against Ukraine and special tribunal should be created to investigate the conflict, President of Latvia said.

President Levits and Prime Minister Golob both support the European Union decision to grant Ukraine and Moldova the status of candidate country. Accession procedures should go smoothly, both officials hope.

Egils Levits also congratulated Slovenia on the decision to open its diplomatic mission in Riga this autumn.