RIGA - Ainars Latkovskis (Unity), the chairman of the Latvian parliamentary committee on defense, interior affairs and corruption prevention, told LETA that Latvia will have to request assistance from the FBI and the European Anti-Fraud Office to help investigate the Ilmars Rimnsevics matter, as well as the situation surrounding ABLV Bank.
Taking account that Western partners are paying close attention to these two cases, and the negative impact they could leave on Latvia, the politician said that both cases must be investigated quickly, professionally and competently. He said that if necessary the government must allocate additional resources to help the investigations.
Latkovskis said that he is worried that if these matters are not properly investigated, then they could leave a negative impact on Latvia's reputation and credit rating. ''This is why Latvia must show that it wishes to find solutions to these matters as quickly as possible and ask the FBI and European Anti-Fraud Office for assistance,'' he said.