Support to Eastern Partnership countries should be more targeted - Baltic Assembly president

  • 2020-10-05
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Support to the allies in the Eastern Partnership should be more targeted, said Baltic Assembly president, Latvian MP Janis Vucans (Greens/Farmers) at the Session of the Benelux Parliament.

Parliamentarians of the Baltic, Benelux and Nordic countries discussed the future of Europe.

"Irrespective of how we have so far helped our partners in the Eastern Partnership countries, we should continue doing it in a more targeted way. The issue of Eastern Partnership should always be on our agenda when we are discussing the future of Europe," said Vucans.

We see that our support to Eastern Partnership countries is very necessary, he said. All necessary support should be provided to the Belarusian nation, and a peaceful solution should be promoted in the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict on Nagorno-Karabakh, said Vucans.

The Latvian parliament has adopted a statement by which it does not recognize Alexander Lukashenko as the legitimate president of Belarus. The Baltic states have made the decision on sanctions against those people who are responsible for repressions in Belarus. The Baltic Assembly in its letter to the EU institutions has called on the EU to actively follow events in Belarus and if necessary enforce instruments that would ensure peaceful solution of the conflict as soon as possible, said Inese Voika (For Development) the deputy head of the Latvian delegation at the Baltic Assembly, calling on the Benelux and Nordic parliament to joint the Baltic position.

The Baltic Assembly is a consultative cooperation organization of the parliaments of the three Baltic states, which discusses issues of mutual interest.