Baird Meets Foreign Minister of Latvia

Baird Meets Foreign Minister of Latvia

April 25, 2014 - Riga, Latvia - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird meets with Edgars Rinkēvičs, Foreign Minister of Latvia. During the meeting, the two ministers agreed that the situation in Ukraine—in particular the Russian military build-up along its borders—continues to pose a serious threat to global peace and security and stressed that Russia would face further political and economic isolation if President Vladimir Putin continues to disregard its Geneva commitments.

“The international community continues to speak with a unified voice in support of the democratic aspirations of the Ukrainian people,” said Baird. “Canada will work with its allies to help ensure that Ukrainians are free to exercise their sovereign rights and to choose a leader, free from coercion or intimidation.”

This is Baird’s fourth visit to the region in recent months since the start of the crisis in Ukraine.

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