The Presidency is deeply concerned by the developments in the Mediterranean. The situation needs to be addressed by tackling it at its roots. The Presidency welcomes the joint meeting of EU Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Ministers for Home Affairs taking place in the afternoon of 20 April.
A video posted on the Internet on 19 April showed militant members of the ISIL/Da'esh terrorist organisation shamelessly murdering at least 28 persons. According to preliminary reports, all those killed were Ethiopian nationals. ISIL/Da'esh has committed similar acts of terror on previous occasions that have received strong condemnation from Latvia and the entire international community.
On Friday, April 17, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma held a meeting with Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Germany’s Federal Foreign Minister.
On Thursday, April 16, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma held a meeting with Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia, within the framework of his official visit to Latvia.