Latvia and Canada must work on common decisions on creation of international tribunal and confiscation of frozen Russian assets - Libina-Egnere

  • 2023-03-13
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Latvia and Canada must work on legal solutions to provide support to Ukraine and speed up the adoption of common decisions about the establishment of a special tribunal and confiscation of Russia's frozen asserts for the reconstruction of Ukraine, Justice Minister Inese Libina-Egnere (New Unity) said during a meeting with Canadian Senate Speaker George Fury on Monday. 

LETA was told at the Justice Ministry that Libina-Egnere met with Fury and senators to discuss Canada's legal solution for the confiscation of the frozen assets and calling Russia to account for its war crimes in Ukraine. 

In her address, Libina-Egnere noted that Canada is a great ally of Latvia and that Latvia is grateful to Canada for the security support it is providing to Latvia, which includes the presence of Canadian forces in Latvia and Canada's active stance against Russia's aggression in Ukraine. 

Both officials agreed to promote cooperation in developing legal solutions for the confiscation of the frozen assets and agreed that cooperation between countries is an essential mechanisms for strengthening the rule of law and security.

The meeting between the Latvian justice minister and the Canadian Senate speaker also touched on both countries' experience in dealing with juvenile delinquency, with both sides stressing the necessity to promote youngsters' resocialization, ensuring the protection of their interests and ensuring their development opportunities.