Latvia has to be prepared to deal with economic issues arising from situation in Belarus - MP Zakatistovs

  • 2020-08-17
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Latvia has to be prepared to deal with economic issues that will arise from instability in Belarus, Atis Zakatistovs, chairman of the KPV LV group in Saeima and parliamentary secretary of the Finance Ministry, told journalists following today's coalition cooperation meeting. 

The lawmaker indicated that in addition to human rights and sovereignty-related issues in Belarus, it is also necessary to take into consideration the economic transformations awaiting Latvia's neighbor country. 

In the human rights context, Environmental Protection and Regional Development Minister Juris Puce (For Development/For) praised the decisions taken so far by the government and the parliament's plan to adopt a resolution on Belarus at Tuesday's session. 

Puce noted that these decisions mark Latvia's consistent support for Belarus' civic society, human rights and democracy. 

The Saeima Foreign Affairs Committee has endorsed a draft resolution calling for repeated and fair presidential elections in Belarus with the participation of opposition candidates.