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Poland and Latvia foster Bilateral relations


Warsaw, 1 March 2024 (TDI): Evika Silina, Prime Minister of Latvia, was warmly received by the Prime Minister of Poland, Donald Tusk, in Warsaw during her official visit to Poland. The meetings aim to continue collaboration and diplomatic relations between Latvia and Poland.

During their meeting, Silina underscored the steadfast commitment of Latvia to strengthen ties with Poland across various domains, including security, defense, financial services, and the economy at large. Tusk echoed these sentiments, emphasizing the importance of nurturing the existing cooperation between the two countries.

Silina highlighted the productive history of collaboration between herself and Tusk in various international forums, notably within the European Council. Both leaders expressed optimism about the untapped potential for enhanced cooperation in various sectors.

A key focal point of their dialogue was the shared aspiration to advance the Rail Baltica project, which aims to connect the capitals of Latvia and Poland through a modern railway network. This initiative underscores the commitment of both nations to bolstering regional connectivity.

In addition to bilateral matters, Silina and Tusk discussed pressing geopolitical issues, including Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. They reaffirmed their solidarity with Ukraine and pledged to advocate for increased military support to aid Ukraine in its defense against the invading forces.

Moreover, they discussed the need to address agricultural trade challenges arising from the conflict. Tusk also expressed interest in exploring measures similar to Latvia’s ban on imports from Russia and Belarus.

The meeting also provided an opportunity to explore avenues for enhancing security cooperation and countering hybrid threats from Russia and Belarus. Both leaders reiterated their commitment to bolstering the defense capabilities of the European Union and fostering regional stability.

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In addition to official engagements, Silina conducted fruitful discussions with representatives from Bank Pekao and PKO Bank Polski. They explored opportunities for collaboration and investment in the Latvian financial services sector.

The visit ended with Silina honoring fallen heroes at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw, showing the strong friendship between Latvia and Poland.

Silina expressed her gratitude to the staff of the Latvian Embassy in Poland for their dedicated service in representing Latvia’s interests. She reaffirmed the importance of diplomatic efforts in advancing Poland and Latvia bilateral relations.

Idrees Khan
Idrees Khan
Muhammad Idrees Khan is an undergraduate student pursuing a BS in Peace and Conflict Studies at the National Defence University Islamabad (NDU). He is passionate about analyzing global conflicts and understanding diplomatic strategies for peace-building. He actively engages in discussions on state security, international diplomacy, and conflict resolution. The writer can be reached at idreesbhittani123@gmail.com

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