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China supports non-involvement in Ukraine’s internal affairs

  • 2014-03-13
  • From wire reports, RIGA

Saeima Chairwoman Solvita Aboltina (Unity) and Saeima Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ojars Eriks Kalnins (Unity) had a meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Latvia Guoqiang Yang, during which the situation in Ukraine was also discussed, with the ambassador confirming that China pursued a policy of non-involvement in Ukraine's internal affairs, reported LETA.

Ukraine's territorial integrity was indisputable as it was confirmed and ensured by international documents, said Aboltina. Kalnins also said that it was important for all countries to emphasize territorial integrity of Ukraine.

The ambassador agreed, confirming that China supported non-involvement in Ukraine's internal affairs.

Aboltina also said at the meeting that Latvia and China were enjoying stable and constructive bilateral relations and active political dialog. A visit by a delegation from the Chinese parliament to Latvia was also mentioned, and Aboltina confirmed that a large number of Saeima members would have meetings with the visiting Chinese officials, whereas the ambassador said that the visit would be historically important for the Latvian-Chinese relations.

The participants in the meeting also discussed Aboltina's upcoming visit to China, which would also contribute to expanding the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Commenting on the Latvian-Chinese economic cooperation, Aboltina emphasized the importance of railroad in the expansion of trade relations between Latvia and China. The ambassador, on the other hand, emphasized cooperation in education, culture and investment, adding that several Latvian and Chinese institutions, including several ministries, had developed successful cooperation.

Kalnins also expressed concern about the missing Malaysian plane which carried a large number of Chinese citizens.