Latvia, Russia might discuss amendments on border crossing ease
Latvian and Russian representatives will meet in Moscow in May to discuss amendments to border crossing regulations for local residents, the Latvian Foreign Ministry has reported. The consular consultations with Russia will focus on amendments to the agreement between the Latvian and Russian governments in December 2010 on border crossings for residents of the border area.
“We might discuss amendments aimed at reducing administrative barriers for local residents,” said the ministry’s spokesman Raimonds Jansons. However, the ministry does not have any information about Russia’s proposal on this matter.
As reported, Latvian Agriculture Minister Janis Duklavs (Greens/farmers) said after the meeting with Russian Ambassador to Latvia Yevgeny Lukyanov on April 10, that Russia may offer to ease terms for cooperation with Latvia in certain aspects concerning border areas.