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Vejonis hopes Brexit will not affect Latvia’s relations with UK

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RU«Latvia highly values close and friendly relations with the United Kingdom. We hope Brexit will not affect our relations and cooperation between both countries will continue strengthening,» said Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis after handing credentials to the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Great Britain and Northern Ireland Keith Shannon on Tuesday, 6 July.

Latvia is interested in deepening cooperation in foreign and security policy matters, economics and trade, as well as education and culture, said the president.

State President’s Chancellery informed BNN that Vejonis also said that cooperation with the UK in the time of global challenges if very important for the Baltic Region and Latvia in regards to security and realization of decisions made at the 2016 NATO Summit in Warsaw, further development of the NATO Strategic Communication Centre of Excellence and integration of NATO forces in Baltics.

The British Council in Latvia has a special role in the cooperation between the two countries in the field of education. This institution has helped organize countless seminars, conferences and teacher training events across Latvia. Students are offered scholarships for studies in the best British universities thanks to the council, said Vejonis.

The president also invited the ambassador to participate in upcoming festivities with Latvia’s Centenary.

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