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Latvia set to cooperate with Russia on Afghanistan

November 21, 2013, 12:55 UTC+3 MOSCOW
However, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics admitted that the Russian-Latvian dialogue experienced problems
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MOSCOW, November 21. /ITAR-TASS/. Latvia is set to cooperate with Russia on Afghanistan issue within the framework of Russia-NATO Council, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics said on Thursday.

“We have a good format, the Russia-NATO Council, where we are ready to work constructively,” he said. “We are interested in cooperating on Afghanistan and Central Asia in the first half of 2015. Russia and NATO can constructively work in this direction.”

Rinkevics admitted that the Russian-Latvian dialogue experienced problems. “We will continue our discussion. There are points at issue concerning some internal political affairs,” he said.

Along with that the Baltic state’s diplomat said the contacts between the two countries had become regular. “We register the influx of Russian tourists to Latvia. We are glad this happens. This is an opportunity to continue work on public diplomacy,” Rinkevics noted.

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