Latvia and Estonia strive to foster Baltic region's security, prosperity and growth - Murniece

  • 2021-10-14
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Latvia and Estonia are united by having a joint vision of the main regional and international matters, and both countries strive to foster the Baltic region's security, prosperity and growth, Saeima Chairwoman Inara Murniece (National Alliance) said during a meeting with the visiting Estonian President Alar Karis today.

Murniece congratulated Karis on taking office and thanked him for choosing Latvia for his first foreign visit. This proves that close relations based on trust and solidarity exist between the two countries, said Murniece, emphasizing that Latvia and Estonia were good friends, neighbors and allies.

The Baltic region's security is one of the most important priorities for both countries, said Murniece. Now that the Baltic countries have to deal with hybrid challenges at their borders, it is very important for Estonia and Latvia to bolster internal security and the capacity of different authorities.

The two officials also discussed cooperation in infrastructure projects and digital solutions, including in the Rail Baltica railroad project.

Saeima Foreign Affairs Committee's deputy chairman Ojars Eriks Kalnins (New Unity) also participated in Murniece's meeting with Karis.