Finnish foreign minister to visit Latvia next week

  • 2019-07-27
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - On July 30 next week, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics will be meeting the Foreign Minister of Finland, Pekka Haavisto, who will be in Riga for a one-day working visit, LETA was informed by the Foreign Ministry.

During the meeting, the foreign ministers will discuss the current information concerning the tanker Stena Impero which was seized on July 19 in the Strait of Hormuz by Iranian forces. They will also discuss coordination and the way forward with view to the eventual freeing of the tanker and crew including the Latvian national who was on board when the vessel was seized.

Discussions will also touch on Latvian-Finnish bilateral relations, priorities of the Finnish EU Presidency, regional cooperation, and key issues of international affairs.

During his visit, the Finnish Foreign Minister will also meet with the President of Latvia, Egils Levits, and he will pay a visit to the NATO Center of Excellence for Strategic Communications.