Latvia, together with EU, consistently stands for a two-state solution - Israel and Palestine - Karins

  • 2023-10-19
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Latvia, together with other European Union (EU) Member States, has consistently advocated a two-state solution - Israel and Palestine, Foreign Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) said.

As the minister's adviser Sandris Sabajevs informed LETA, the minister stressed that this position was reaffirmed at the level of all EU member states on October 15, when the EU Council adopted a statement on the EU's common position in the Middle East.

Karins stressed that this solution also has the unequivocal support of the international community, and has been enshrined, among other things, in a series of international agreements and UN Security Council resolutions. In the view of the Foreign Minister, the peaceful coexistence of two states is the only sustainable solution to the conflict.

"We have consistently maintained this position in our contacts with Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The most important thing now is to work to stop the conflict and prevent a wider escalation so that we can return to political dialogue within international parameters," said Karins.