Latvian officials to meet with German Foreign Minister Baerbock

  • 2022-04-20
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) and Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (New Unity) will meet with visiting German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock on Wednesday. 

Reinis Gravitis, a representative of the State Chancellery, said that the Latvian officials' meetings with the German minister are expected to focus on Russia's war on Ukraine, support for Ukraine and further sanctions on Russia, as well as the strengthening of the Baltic states' security.

Representatives of the Foreign Ministry informed that Rinkevics' bilateral meeting with Baerbock will deal with Russia's attack on Ukraine and the security situation in Ukraine. During her visit to Latvia, the German minister is also scheduled to meet with Janis Sarts, director of the Riga-based NATO Strategic Communication Center of Excellence (NATO StratCom COE).

Following their talks, Rinkevics and Baerbock will give a joint news conference at the Foreign Ministry. Later in the day, a joint news conference of the Baltic and German foreign ministers will take place at the Small Guildhall.