Exit from crisis should take place by promoting economic growth and promoting climate goals - Rinkevics

  • 2020-05-19
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Exit from the crisis should take place by promoting economic growth and promoting climate goals in order to ensure sustainable development of the Baltic Sea region, said Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (New Unity) during a ministerial videoconference of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS).

Participants of the videoconference exchanged views on topicalities of the Baltic Sea Region and current challenges, including Covid-19 pandemic and dealing with its consequences.

Rinkevics underscored the role of the Roadmap of the CBSS reforms

2018-2020 that was adopted during Latvia's presidency and implemented during Denmark's presidency.

In his opinion, the roadmap underscored the necessity for CBSS to become more flexible, innovative and productive, able to cooperate closer and more efficiently with other partners in the region.

Denmark took over the CBSS presidency from Latvia on July 1, 2019. The members of the Council of the Baltic Sea States are the three Baltic States, the five Nordic countries, Germany, Poland, Russia, and the European Commission.