On 3 October 2017, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee
Ojārs Ēriks Kalniņš and Chairperson of the European Affairs
Committee of the Saeima of the Republic of
Latvia Lolita Čigāne invited Charge d’Affaires a.i. Alisa Podolyak, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of
Georgia to Latvia Teimuraz Janjalia
and Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Moldova to Latvia Eugen Revenco to discuss the
preparations for the Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels on 24 November 2017
and expectations thereof.
Members of the Latvian parliament articulated strong support
for the Eastern Partnership initiative, having underscored that Latvia together
with other Baltic countries, considers the initiative as an important element
on EU agenda and will exert every effort to boost it further as a priority.
Mr. Ojārs Ēriks Kalniņš
referred to the Eastern Partnership initiative as a success story and commended
the implementation of the Association Agreements by partner countries.
While stressing the importance of boosting cooperation
between the EU and Eastern European countries on security and crisis
management, the chief of the Ukrainian diplomatic mission called on EU more
visible role in the resolution of the existing crises in Eastern Partnership
and the need to elaborate joint actions with a view of countering
disinformation campaigns by Kremlin and cybercrimes.
The meeting was also attended by Ambassador of Estonia to
Latvia Tõnis Nirk
in his capacity of the presidency of the EU Council.