Latvia: Politics and Government

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 17th October 2022.

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Photo of Stephen Doughty Stephen Doughty Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Latvian counterpart since the re-election of Prime Minister Krisjanis Karin on continued support for the Baltic States.

Photo of Leo Docherty Leo Docherty Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

Latvian Parliamentary elections took place on 1 October and the Government is still being formed. The Prime Minister spoke with Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins in the margins of the European Political Community summit in Prague on 6 October and congratulated him on his Party's success. The UK values the Baltic States as close security and defence partners through NATO and through the UK-led Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF).

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