On 6 April, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics met with members of the Latvian-British Chamber of Commerce (LBCC) to discuss the chamber’s activities in 2016, informed BC the Latvian MFA.
The Foreign Minister and LBCC’s senior management staff exchanged views on the referendum scheduled for June on the UK’s membership in the European Union. Minister Rinkevics said he was certain that the UK’s remaining a member of the EU is important for Latvia from political and economic perspectives alike. It is important that an agreement was reached at the European Council in February confirming the EU’s ability to jointly address complicated issues, the Minister noted. Edgars Rinkevics emphasised that the agreement is a compromise which lies in Latvia’s strategic interests and expressed the hope that it will provide solid grounds for a positive outcome of the referendum in favour of the United Kingdom remaining in the EU.
Source: The Baltic Course http://www.baltic-course.com/eng/markets_and_companies/?doc=119132