Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell to visit Latvia

  • 2019-08-28
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell, who is the European Council’s nominee for the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, is due to pay a visit to Latvia, LETA was told at the Foreign Ministry.

Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (New Unity) is scheduled to meet with Borrell, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Spain, on Friday, August 30.

The ministers’ talks are expected to focus on bilateral cooperation, as well as current EU and security issues. They also plan to share views on developments in the EU's Southern and Eastern neighborhoods.

As part of his stay, the Spanish minister will visit Camp Adazi military base to meet with the Spanish soldiers serving in the NATO enhanced Forward Presence battle group in Latvia.

The Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell Fontelles, has been nominated by the European Council for the post of High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The European Parliament is expected to approve the High Representative, together with other members of the European Commission and the Commission President, this autumn.