RIGA - Latvia supports granting Ukraine the status of a European Union candidate country, which would send an important signal to Europe and the world, Saeima European Affairs Committee's Chairwoman Marija Golubeva (Development/For) emphasized on Wednesday.
The committee met today to consider Latvia's national position for the European Council meeting to be held on June 23 and 24. During the meeting, the European Council is expected to take a decision on granting the status of an EU candidate country to Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia, Saeima Press Service informed LETA.
Members of the European Affairs Committee supported granting the EU candidate country's status to Ukraine. The committee also expressed strong support for granting the EU candidate country's status to Moldova, and emphasized that it was important for Georgia to continue implementing reforms in order to maintain its EU integration process.
As LETA was previously informed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Latvia's main goal at the European Council is for Ukraine to be granted EU candidate country status.
Latvia's position also stipulates that the EU and its member states must continue to provide all types of support - financial, humanitarian, material - to Ukraine.