FM Kotzias in Latvia Asks for Stronger EU Borders and Security

In a press conference following his meeting with his Latvian counterpart, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias talked about strengthening EU borders, in order to develop and improve security in the EU.

Kotzias and Latvian FM Edgars Rinkevics discussed bilateral relations in Riga, and agreed that the dialogue between ministries should be more active.

The officials also discussed the situation in Ukraine, relations with Russia, the situation in the Middle East, Syria and Libya. Rinkevics underscored that both countries had enjoyed a good cooperation so far.

The Greek foreign minister voiced a wish to ensure strong EU borders in order to develop and improve security in the EU.

“We discussed many issues, including Brexit. We have to think about Brexit, we are not satisfied with it, but we have to think about problems it will cause, including budget issues, and people from Greece and Latvia working in the UK,” said Kotzias.

The two ministers discussed the EU future and the officials voiced readiness to continue an active dialogue in order to strengthen the EU political and economic competitiveness. They also exchanged opinions about the future of the eurozone and the EU-UK relations after Brexit.