During a conversation with H.E. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mr Emir Poljo, President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis has emphasised the constructive bilateral relations between the two countries at the political level, which Latvia intends to intensify by promoting interparliamentary and economic relations. Latvia supports the continuation of the EU enlargement policy in the Western Balkans and recognises the stabilising effect of the enlargement in the region. Latvia participates in the implementation of four Twinning projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the areas of higher education, welfare policy planning, and statistics. We are open to further sharing our expertise and experience in European integration. During the meeting, the parties also discussed the NATO integration aspirations of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Latvia’s support for NATO Open Door Policy, whose implementation strengthens security in Europe.
When meeting with H.E. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Republic of Tanzania to Latvia Dr Willibrod Peter Slaa, President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis expressed the intention to intensify political dialogue and economic cooperation between the two countries. Latvia believes that EU-Africa cooperation should be forged based on the principles of responsible cooperation and with the active participation of African countries. Economic growth is possible through effective public administration and responsible institutions based on respect for human rights and gender equality, openness, and other principles of good governance, promotion of civic participation, and combating against corruption. Equally, education and employment of young people (including women) should be a long-term goal of EU-Africa relations, with a particular focus paid on vocational education. The parties agreed that all countries should contribute to climate change mitigation and work together to achieve the Paris Agreement objectives.