Latvian and Finnish interior ministers discuss necessity to strengthen security on borders

  • 2023-04-28
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Latvian and Finnish interior ministers have discussed the necessity to strengthen security on borders, especially in the context of the hybrid attacks organized by Belarusian regime, LETA learned from the Latvian Interior Ministry.

Interior Minister Maris Kucinskis (United List) and parliamentary secretary Igors Rajevs visited Helsinki on Friday and met with Finnish Interior Minister Krista Mikkonen and representatives of the Finnish rescue services to discuss civil defense system.

On of Kucinskis' priorities as the minister is development of modern and efficient civil defense and crisis management system in Latvia.

Kucinskis said that after Russia's attack on Ukraine, the question about how to act in case of a military threat has surfaced, therefore it is important to develop a civil defense system.

The geographical situation of Latvian and Finland, being on the border with Russia, poses similar challenges to security of both countries - security of borders, fight against disinformation and similar problems.