RIGA - Latvia's Ambassador-at-Large, Andrejs Pildegovics during a meeting with Cameroonian officials called on Cameroon to support Ukraine's peace formula, LETA was told at the Foreign Ministry.
Pilegovics, who heads Task Force for Latvia’s candidacy for the United Nations Security Council, represented Latvia at the Ministerial Conference of La Francophonie on November 4 and 5.
The theme of this year’s conference was "Good Governance: A Guarantee of Political, Economic and Cultural Stability for Francophone Citizens". In his address to the conference, the Latvian ambassador stressed the importance of peace, security, humanitarian support and respect for international law.
He noted in particular the role of international solidarity and support in alleviating the suffering of civilians in an armed conflict zone. Pildegovics also informed the audience about Latvia’s commitment to working in international organizations to achieve those goals.
During his visit, Pilegovics met with Oumarou Chinmoun, Secretary General of the Ministry of External Relations of Cameroon, for a discussion on bilateral cooperation and cooperation in international organizations. The officials shared views on the European Union – African Union Ministerial Meeting to be held in Brussels on 20 November; they reaffirmed the importance of the event for the development and maintenance of a close partnership between the EU and Africa. Pildegovics introduced Cameroonian officials to Latvia's position against Russia's full-scale aggression in Ukraine and called on Cameroon to support Ukraine's peace formula.
Ukraine's peace formula envisages a complete withdrawal of Russian forces from Ukrainian territory, release of all prisoners of war, establishment of a tribunal for the prosecution of war crimes and the provision of security guarantees to Ukraine.
On October 19, 2008, Latvia joined the International Organization of La Francophonie as an observer. The organization brings together the states or governments of federal territories that use the French language on a daily basis or want to strengthen its presence in society and which have committed to cooperation with the aim of promoting democracy and humanist values across the globe. The International Organization of La Francophonie comprises 88 states and territories.