Ministru prezidents

Kariņš: Latvia and France share a common objective of a strong Europe

Today, during the meeting with President of France Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš discussed the key matters of mutual interest to Latvia and France in the context of both, the European Union and foreign relations, by emphasizing that the two countries share a common objective – a strong Europe.

Latvia and France have many interests in common. At the European level, we have worked together on climate policy, on strengthening the rule of law and combating disinformation. The declaration just signed with the Presidents of France and Lithuania demonstrates our common position in strengthening democracy. I see high-tech and climate policy areas as one of the great opportunities for cooperation between Latvia and France,” said Kariņš.

The Prime Minister informed that during the meeting the officials also discussed the need to strengthen the European Union to make it stronger on a global scale - not only regarding trade but also other areas. “Europe is facing many global challenges, such as building relations with countries like China and Russia. It is only by making a joint effort that we can succeed in achieving common objectives,” said K.Kariņš.

Prime Minister K.Kariņš and President of France E.Macron also discussed international relations, including the situation in Belarus and relations with Russia.

Joint Statement by the President of France, the Prime Minister of Latvia and the President of Lithuania on the Protection of Democracies

30.09.2020. Ministru prezidenta Krišjāņa Kariņa un Francijas prezidenta Emanuela Makrona divpusējā tikšanās


30.09.2020. Ministru prezidenta Krišjāņa Kariņa un Francijas prezidenta Emanuela Makrona kopīga preses konference


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