April 19, 2011 the meeting was held between Kostiantyn Gryshchenko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, and Ģirts Valdis Kristovskis, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia who is on working visit to Kyiv to participate in events on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.
The two sides highly assessed the current state and prospects for further development of Ukraine-Latvia relations in political, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres.
The Foreign Ministers called for intensification of political dialogue at the high level, focusing particular attention on the preparation of the official visit of the Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov to Latvia this autumn.
The Latvian side stressed its readiness to continue providing strong support for Ukraine's European aspirations.
They also discussed issues of interaction and exchange of support within the framework of international organizations.
Minister K. Gryshchenko stressed the importance of providing support by the Government of Ukraine to ethnic Ukrainians living outside the country, particularly in Latvia. In this context, the Head of the Ukrainian diplomatic service thanked Latvian authorities for financing the Riga Ukrainian Secondary School – a unique one in the Baltic region.
Ukrainian and Latvian Foreign Ministers agreed to have an exchange of official visits at a convenient time for each party in the nearest future.