On October 10, 2018 the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Andrei Dapkiunas, met with the Head of the Directorate for Security Policy and International Organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, Edgars Skuja, who is in Minsk to participate in the High Level International Conference “Preventing and Countering Terrorism in the Digital Age”.
During the meeting, the interlocutors discussed prospects for bilateral cooperation between Belarus and Latvia in the political and military-political fields, as well as exchanged views on topical issues of regional and European security.
Belarusian and Latvian diplomats positively assessed the dynamics of political dialogue and the development of interagency and regional cooperation between the two countries. The regularity and comprehensiveness of consultations between the Foreign Ministries of Belarus and Latvia on European security and confidence and security-building measures were underscored.
In the context of the preparations for the 2nd European Games, to be held in Minsk in 2019, and the 2021 IIHF World Championship to be co-hosted by Minsk and Riga, the interlocutors underlined the importance of further improving the operational interaction of border and customs agencies of the two countries, as well as the coordinated joint steps to modernize infrastructure checkpoints on the Belarus-Latvia border.