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    NATO forces in Latvia are a signal of Alliance's unity - Murniece

    RIGA, Sept 13 (LETA) - The presence of NATO forces in our country sends a clear signal about the Alliance’s unity, Saeima Speaker Inara Murniece (National Alliance) said during a meeting with George Furey, Speaker of the Senate of Canada, today.

    Murniece thanked Canada for leading NATO’s multinational battle group in Latvia.

    Latvia has been doing its best as a host of the allied forces in Latvia, Murniece said. Today, the two officials are also scheduled to visit the Adazi military base, LETA was told at the Saeima press office.

    Canada is a very strong ally of Latvia strengthening the region’s security, and we are glad that our cooperation has been successfully developing also in other areas like business, education and culture, the Saeima speaker said.

    Murniece indicated that Latvia is highly interested in expanding economic cooperation with Canada, with the EU-Canada free trade agreement (CETA) expected to provide wider opportunities for Latvian entrepreneurs. “We are glad that Latvia was the first EU member states to ratify it,” Murniece said.

    Both Murniece and Furey agreed that Latvia and Canada have broad opportunities for educational cooperation as institutions of higher education of the two countries continue their cooperation.

    Furey and his delegation are in Latvia on an official visit from September 12 to 16.

    • Published: 13.09.2017 15:46
    • LETA
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