The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, pays a working visit to Chișinău on August 16-18, at the invitation of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Moldova, Nicu Popescu. The Moldovan and the Latvian Ministers of Foreign Affairs initiated discussions on the recognition of driving licenses for Moldovan citizens living in Latvia.
“In addition to the cooperation agenda with the European Union, we discussed our bilateral relations. We have excellent cooperation. In the near future, we agreed on the need to complete the negotiations and sign an agreement between Moldova and Latvia in the field of social security. We agreed to initiate a detailed dialogue on the recognition of Moldovan driving licenses for citizens living in Latvia. The recognition of the driving licenses of Moldova is a key priority for our diaspora and in this sense, even today, we will take clear and concrete actions to facilitate the conditions in which our fellow citizens live in other countries. We also talked a bit about Transnistrian regulations and regional security. (…) In the next days and weeks, our ministries will advance in the implementation of those agreements on which we agreed today,” said the Moldovan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nicu Popescu.
“We have many bilateral agreements and despite the fact that we had a very difficult period, that of the pandemic, it is worth mentioning that Moldova’s exports to Latvia have increased during this time and we hope for an equally intense collaboration over the coming years. Digitization is another area in which we will cooperate and intensify our relations. (…) I would like to reiterate the invitation made two years ago for the Minister to visit Latvia and intensify political relations and bilateral talks,” said Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, pays a working visit to Chișinău on August 16-18, at the invitation of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Moldova, Nicu Popescu.
During the working visit, the Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs has scheduled meetings with the President of the Parliament, Igor Grosu, the Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilița, the President of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Policy and European Integration, Doina Gherman, and with representatives of the parliamentary opposition.
Latvia’s foreign minister is the first foreign official that visits Moldova after the formation of the new Government.