RIGA - On Wednesday, Foreign Ministry Parliamentary Secretary Gunda Reire met with representatives from Ukrainian medical institutions who have arrived in Latvia for experience exchange at the National Rehabilitation Center Vaivari. While in Latvia, the Ukrainian health workers will be exploring the experience of Latvian experts in the rehabilitation of amputee patients.
The Parliamentary Secretary thanked the National Rehabilitation Center Vaivari and welcomed cooperation between the Latvian and Ukrainian medical institutions. Providing assistance to people who have be affected by the Russian military aggression is one of our priorities, and Latvia is prepared to offer further support for the development of Ukraine’s rehabilitation system, Reire said. She noted that regrettably due to the brutal invasion of the Russian armed forces, an increasingly larger number of Ukrainian people were in need of rehabilitation after amputations.
She underlined that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was honored to support the present cooperation project, which kept attracting new cooperation partners. We are certain that the project will contribute considerably to reducing suffering caused by the brutal Russian invasion, Reire said.
The Ukrainian medics also had meetings with Andra Levite, the spouse of the Latvian President, the Ambassador of Ukraine to Latvia, Olexandr Mischenko, and Ruta Dimanta, the head of the ziedot.lv charity portal.
The visit by the Ukrainian medical professionals was made possible by a development cooperation project financed by the Ministry and Foreign Affairs. The Parliamentary Secretary thanked the ziedot.lv organization for their support to the financing of the visit.