RIGA - The 13th Saeima has made important decisions on national security and solving the energy crisis, Saeima Speaker Inara Murniece (National Alliance) said at the outgoing parliament's last meeting today.
The 13th Saeima was working in extraordinary conditions, including the Covid-19 pandemic, hybrid attacks on Latvia's border with Belarus, and Russia's invasion of Ukraine, said Murniece.
The parliament has been working in a special regime, sometimes very intensively, holding both in-person and remote meetings on the e-Saeima system. The 13th Saeima had to look for ways to help citizens and businesses, and implemented a series of reforms, said Murniece.
"There may have been a few mistakes also. However, we have done very, very much," emphasized the Murniece, pointing out that this year marks the 100th anniversary of Saeima. She thanked members of the 13th Saeima for the work they had done.
Similarly, Saeima Deputy Chairwoman Dagmara Beitnere-Le Galla (Conservatives), who presided over the second part of the meeting, described the 13th Saeima's work as "legendary" and very complicated. She thanked MPs for their work, and the deputies closed the last session of the outgoing Saeima with a round of applause.
At the beginning of the meeting, the deputies remembered with a moment of silence MPs of the 13th Saeima who had passed away - Juta Strike, Inese Ikstena, Ojars Eriks Kalnins and Aldis Blumbergs.
The 14th Saeima will convene for its inaugural session on Tuesday, November 1.