Latvia and Germany are united for support to Ukraine - Levits

  • 2022-05-12
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Latvia and Germany are united for support to Ukraine, Latvian President Egils Levits said during a visit to Germany Thursday.

Kristine Deicmane, head of the president's press office, told LETA that Levits on Thursday met with Daniel Guenther, Prime Minister of Schleswig-Holstein. During the meeting both sides expressed unequivocal support for Ukraine, pledging to provide all necessary assistance to the Ukrainian people and admit Ukrainian refugees. 

The Latvian president appreciated Germany's decision to step up military support to Ukraine as it fights for Europe's security. The prime minister Schleswig-Holstein praise Latvia's firm stance and active public role in taking a stand against Russia's aggression in Ukraine. 

During their talks, the Latvian president and the prime minister of Schleswig-Holstein outlined potential areas where Latvia and the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein might continue to develop cooperation: renewable energy, healthcare and medical technologies, ICT and data protection, as well as tourism. 

"Considering the geopolitical situation, I appreciate the readiness of Schleswig-Holstein for closer cooperation in strengthening the region's economic autonomy. Over the centuries, we have been united not only by the Baltic Sea but also cultural values," the Latvian president said.