On Wednesday, May 27, Yevgen Perebyinis, the new Ambassador of Ukraine met Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma within the framework of his introductory visit. At the meeting, the Prime Minister and the Ambassador discussed bilateral relations between Latvia and Ukraine and the Eastern Partnership Summit held last week.


Rīga, 22 May, 2015. Today, the 4th Eastern Partnership (EaP) Summit – a high-level meeting of the Heads of State and Government of the EU countries and six partner countries organised within the framework of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union – ended in Riga with the adoption of the Summit Declaration. This envisages ever closer cooperation between the EU and Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma emphasised, that "the Riga Summit demonstrated the EU's willingness and readiness to further develop strategically important relations with the Eastern Partnership countries".


On Friday, May 22, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma welcomed all the Heads of State and Government of the EU and Eastern Partnership countries in Rīga. ”Today we, together with colleagues from the EU and the EaP region, will discuss the results achieved and further tasks of the EaP policy,” stressed L.Straujuma.


Today, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma held a meeting with David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, welcoming him in Rīga after re-election to the post. L.Straujuma expressed gratitude to D.Cameron for the UK support to the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and informed about the most important tasks to be performed during the presidency – the Strategic Investment Plan, work on the Digital Agenda, the European Security Strategy and other issues.




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