RIGA - Latvia wants to strengthen sectoral cooperation between Latvian and Maltese companies and educational and research institutions, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (New Unity) said during a meeting with Maltese President Gorge Vella on Thursday.
As LETA was told at the Foreign Ministry, the discussion between Rinkevics and Vella focused on bilateral cooperation between Latvia and Malta, Russian aggression in Ukraine, current topics on the European Union agenda, migration and the situation in the Global South.
The officials praised the friendly relations between Latvia and Malta and their cooperation in the European Union and other international organizations, with the Latvian foreign minister emphasizing the growing potential for economic cooperation.
Both countries share the goal of strengthening the international order. Both parties emphasized that global challenges can only be addressed by working together. Rinkevics expressed his appreciation for Malta's work as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council and the close cooperation between Latvia and Malta in this organization.
The president of Malta is visiting Latvia from March 21 to 24.