Russia sends mixed signals to Riga

  • 1998-12-10
  • Daniel Silva
RIGA - Latvia could be entering a period of friendlier relations with Moscow, Foreign Minister Valdis Birkavs predicted after a meeting with his Russian counterpart in Oslo.The two men met Dec. 2, while in Norway for a meeting of Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's foreign ministers."I believe the break in positive relations between Russia and Latvia has come to an end," Birkavs told reporters at a press conference upon his return to Riga.During their meeting a decision was made to resume the work of the Latvian-Russian intergovernmental committee. Birkavs and Russian For...
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