Visit to Australia by Latvian Foreign Minister

  • Media release

This week I welcome Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency Edgars Rinkēvičs to Australia.

Australia and Latvia enjoy warm relations based on strong people-to-people links and the pursuit of common interests.

Our countries are firm supporters of multilateralism, human rights, gender equality and free trade.

Minister Rinkēvičs and I will discuss our shared interest in supporting Ukraine and holding Russia to account for its unilateral, illegal and immoral aggression against the Ukrainian people.

We will also discuss the urgent challenge of climate change and the how an Australia-EU free trade agreement can accelerate our clean energy transition.

Minister Rinkēvičs will open Latvia’s first embassy in Canberra. Australia welcomes Latvia’s growing footprint in the Indo-Pacific.

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