RIGA - Foreign Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) on Friday met with French Ambassador to Latvia Aurelie Royet-Gounin, with both officials praising French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna's visit to Latvia in September and the signing of the Latvia–France Strategic Partnership Action Plan during that visit.
As LETA was told at the Foreign Ministry, during their meeting, the foreign minister and ambassador discussed the strengthening of bilateral and multilateral cooperation, Latvia’s candidacy for elections to the United Nations Security Council and further cooperation at the UN, as well as the EU enlargement process. The French Ambassador informed the Minister about the UN Ocean Conference to be organized by France and Costa Rica in 2025.
Royet-Gounin is France's Ambassador to Latvia since June 16, 2020.
As reported, on September 29, 2023, Minister for European and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic, Catherine Colonna, and Latvian Finance Minister Arvils Aseradens (New Unity) signed the Action Plan of Latvia-France Strategic Partnership for 2024-2027.
The Action Plan sets out objectives and joint actions expressing the commitment of Latvia and France to strengthen their partnership in a number of priority areas: security and defense, including support for Ukraine; economic and energy cooperation; the European Union matters; development of public administration; and culture, education and language learning.