“Estonia and Latvia are like-minded neighbours, friends and allies, and we are faced with a lot of the same challenges,” remarked Prime Minister Kallas ahead of her visit. “We will be discussing not only our efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, but also energy issues, the creation of modern unions and the security of our region. We work closely with Latvia in international organisations, thanks to which our voice is heard much more clearly. EU leaders will be gathering in the Council next week, and in Rīga we will be discussing the items on the agenda for that meeting as well.”
Prime Ministers Kallas and Kariņš will also be presenting the Estonian-Latvian Enterprise Award.
In the afternoon, the heads of government will be opening the high-level Rīga Conference – at which foreign policy and security experts, academics, journalists and entrepreneurs from all over the world will be speaking.
Before visiting the NATO Multinational Division North headquarters at Ādaži Military Base, where Prime Minister Kallas will be meeting with the Estonian contingent.
At midday, the prime ministers will be giving a joint press conference. To follow the Estonian-language broadcast of the conference, join the Zoom livestream at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88603505434 by 11:45.