Latvian, Georgian presidents hope for soon renewal of air traffic between two countries

  • 2020-05-07
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Latvian President Egils Levits in a videoconference with Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili voiced hopes that air traffic between Riga and Tbilisi will be renewed soon, LETA learned from the President's Chancery.

The official during their conversation on Thursday discussed Latvian-Georgian cooperation, issues related with the EU Eastern Partnership and curbing Covid-19.

Levits informed the Georgian president that the Baltic prime minister announced on Wednesday opening of the mutual borders starting from May 15, which mean that the Baltic states will be the first space in the EU opened for mobility of residents after the crisis.

The Georgian president underscored that Georgia has also managed to keep low outbreak of the virus and is actively working on economic recovery plan, including renewal of tourism program. She voiced hopes that the Baltic residents will be interested in the program.

Levits said that Georgia has been a popular destination for Latvian residents before the Covid-19 crisis. He voiced hopes that Latvian national airline airBaltic in summer will resume flight between Riga and Tbilisi.

Both presidents also discussed the EU future and foreign policy, especially Eastern Partnership. Levits voiced Latvia's unwavering support to Georgia's territorial integrity and further EU Eastern Partnership dialogue.