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Kucinskis: Cooperation model must be formed with UK, which would allow retaining close economic ties

  • 2017-04-29
  • BNS/TBT Staff

RIGA - After a meeting of EU leaders in Malta today, Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) said that it is important for Latvia that the EU agrees on a cooperation model with Great Britain, which would allow the bloc to retain close economic ties, Kucinskis himself told BNS after today's Brexit talks.

Kucinskis said through his press secretary that another point of interest for Latvia in the Brexit talks is the rights of Latvian citizens living in Great Britain. He said that this matter is not just important for Latvia, but other EU members as well.

He also said that Great Britain must also fulfill all of the commitments it undertook as an EU member, including the Cohesion and common agricultural policies.

The Latvian prime minister added that it is important for the EU to form a cooperation model with Great Britain in the future which would allow retaining close economic ties.

He also said that partnership in other important areas must also remain, like, for example, foreign policy, security, defense and interior affairs.