The President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers invited the President of the Russian Federation Dmitrij Medvedev for a visit to Riga. This was reported by the heads of the states at the mutual press-conference on Monday, 20 December.
“I was pleased to hear this invitation. Actually, I have never been either in Riga or in Latvia in general. If we are going to communicate in this way as it is today, that would be sufficient for such a visit taking place, moreover, that we have what to talk about and what to see”, - said Medvedev, reported RIA Novosti.
From 19 to 22 December Valdis Zalters is on his first official visit to Russia, during which meetings with the President of the RF and the Prime Minister Vladimir Putin are planned.
Material has been prepared by the Centre of Geopolitical Studies with reference to the article from «Телеграф.lv» of 20 12 2010
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine filed a lawsuit in the UN International Court of Justice against Russia within the framework of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, says the site of the Foreign Minister. This is done on the instructions of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, issued on 16 January.
Alexander Lukashenko on 9 January signed a decree № 8 "On the establishment of visa-free entry and exit of foreign nationals." The document establishes visa-free entry to Belarus for a period not exceeding 5 days at the entrance through the checkpoint "National Airport Minsk" for citizens of 80 countries, - reported the press service of the President of Belarus.