Latvia and Slovakia have to work on joint strategy to fight against Russian propaganda - Smiltens

  • 2023-03-29
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Latvia and Slovakia have to work on a joint strategy for the fight against Russian propaganda, Saeima Speaker Edvards Smiltens (United List) said during a meeting with Slovakian Ambassador to Latvia Branislav Pavlovic at the parliament on Tuesday, as Saeima Press Service informed LETA.

"Russia's war in Ukraine has restored the Iron Curtain that, among other things, also has an impact on the economies of our countries," said Smiltens. He called on Latvia and Slovakia to develop more active economic cooperation, especially in areas with high added value. Pavlovic agreed, emphasizing the potential of cooperation in such areas as information and communication technology, tourism, and energy.

Smiltens and Pavlovic agreed that Latvia and Slovakia cooperated closely on many levels, including in defense, as evidenced by Slovakia's participation in NATO Enhanced Forward Presence battlegroup in Latvia. More than 100 Slovak soldiers currently serve in Latvia.

Commenting on measures to strengthen NATO's eastern flank and the upcoming NATO summit in Vilnius, Smiltens emphasized the need to implement decisions taken at the summit in Madrid.