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    Latvian president calls for peaceful solution to security situation in Korean Peninsula

    RIGA, Feb 13 (LETA) - The security situation in the Korean Peninsula must be resolved in a peaceful and diplomatic manner, Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis said during the meeting with the President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, in Seoul.

    The two heads of state discussed strengthening of bilateral political and economic relations and the international security matters, the Latvian president's office said.

    Speaking about the security situation in the Korean Peninsula, Vejonis stressed the need to find a peaceful and diplomatic solution, while condemning the provocative actions and rhetoric by North Korea. The recent high-level talks between South Korea and North Korea is a positive step towards a peaceful solution, he said.

    Vejonis said that Latvia was interested in developing closer cooperation with South Korea in tourism, education, culture, transport and logistics.

    "South Korea is one of the most advanced countries in terms of research, innovations and creativity. Latvia also bases its future development on development of new technologies and free availability of public data. This creates additional opportunities for development of bilateral cooperation in research and innovative technologies, including through new South Korean business investments in Latvia. At the same time, intensification of the dialogue to speed up certification of food products can boost Latvian food exports to South Korea," the Latvian president said.

    The signing of the EU-South Korea free trade agreement and opening of embassies in Latvia and South Korea has helped to expand the bilateral economic relations.

    The Latvian president invited the South Korean leader to visit Latvia and to attend the celebration of Latvia's centenary.

    Vejonis is the first Latvian President to visit South Korea. On this visit, he is accompanied by Vice Prime Minister and Economics Minister Arvils Aseradens and Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics as well as by a business delegation.

    • Published: 13.02.2018 11:42
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