PM to meet with foreign, interior and finance ministers to discuss measures to strengthen eastern border

  • 2021-08-03
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Tomorrow, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) will meet with Minister of the Interior Marija Golubeva (For Development), Minister of Finance Janis Reirs (New Unity) and Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkevics (New Unity) to discuss current measures to strengthen the eastern border and the necessary funding.

As the Prime Minister's press secretary Sandris Sabajevs informed LETA, at the invitation of the Prime Minister, the Minister of the Interior will report on the situation on the Latvian-Belarusian border and the necessary steps to accelerate measures to strengthen the eastern border.

He pointed out that taking into account the situation on the Lithuanian-Belarusian border, the responsible services of Latvia are in a high readiness to react and prevent similar attempts to cross the Latvian state border illegally.

The State Border Guard is supported by the National Guard and specialists of the European Union Border Agency - Frontex.

The meeting will take place tomorrow at 2 pm, and will be followed by a press briefing.

As reported, the National Armed Forces (NAF) have sent home guards to Latvia's eastern border to help prevent illegal immigration. The home guards have been involved in border patrols since July 12.

The home guards were sent to patrol Latvia's borders with Russia and Belarus because for several weeks already Lithuania has seen an increased inflow of illegal migrants from Belarus, which has caused Latvia to step up its border controls as well. European politicians assume that the migrants are crossing from Belarus with the support of Belarusian authorities.