RIGA - During a phone call today with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, Latvian President Egils Levits said that on May 15, when the Baltic countries will open their borders for their residents, the region will become a ''mini Schengen'', LETA was informed by the Presidential Chancery.
The two presidents pointed out to the good and stable bilateral relations between Latvia and Israel, and discussed how the two countries and the international community are fighting the spread of Covid-19.
Levits and Rivlin also discussed the work of scientists from both countries in researching the coronavirus and developing a potential vaccine, the president's office said.
Levits informed the president of Israel that from Friday the Baltic states will open internal borders for the movement of their residents.
"We will become the first area in Europe that will be open to the free movement of its residents, a ''mini Schengen" which has become possible due to the timely introduction of restrictions and public discipline," Levits said.