RIGA - Latvia is interested in an early ratification of Sweden’s NATO Accession Protocol by the Turkish Parliament, Foreign Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) said while meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan during the 78th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
As LETA was told at the Foreign Ministry, while discussing cooperation between the two countries, the officials confirmed their mutual interest in the strengthening of bilateral dialogue and cooperation within NATO.
The foreign ministers also discussed topics on the Council of Europe's agenda in view of Latvia's current Presidency of the Council of Europe. Karins noted that one of the priorities of the Latvian Presidency was to promote the enforcement of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights.
The conversation partners exchanged views on the current security situation in Europe and the consequences of the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine. The Latvian foreign minister welcomed the efforts of Turkey to resume the Black Sea Grain Initiative and expressed Latvia's interest in an early ratification of Sweden's NATO Accession Protocol by the Turkish Parliament.
Karins expressed concerns over developments in Nagorno-Karabakh and voiced hope in a peaceful resolution of the situation through the use of all the diplomatic and political instruments available.
The foreign ministers also discussed cooperation opportunities in international organizations.