RIGA - Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) will pay a working visit to Minsk today, where he will meet with Belarusian Pesident Alexander Lukashenko, the prime minister's representatives informed LETA.
During the visit to Belarus, Karins will also meet with high-ranking Belarusian officials and participate in a meeting that will be held to discuss organization of the 2021 World Hockey Championship in Riga and Minsk.
"Latvia is interested in maintaining good neighborly relations and developing closer economic cooperation with Belarus. The 2021 World Hockey Championships, which will be jointly organized by Latvia and Belarus, offers a great opportunity to strengthen the relations between the two countries," said Karins.
During Karins' meetings with Lukashenko and Belarusian Prime Minister Syarhey Rumas, Latvian-Belarusian cooperation in environmental protection, transport and logistics and in other areas will be discussed, as well as the current situation in the region.