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Latvia supports two-state solution in Middle East peace process - Foreign Ministry.

RIGA, Sept 11 (LETA) - Today in Riga, political consultations were held between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Latvia and Palestine. They were co-chaired by Janis Mazeiks, Political Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, and Dr Amal Jadou, Assistant Foreign Minister for European Affairs of Palestine, LETA was informed by the Foreign Ministry.

The consultations addressed the current bilateral cooperation issues and developments in the Middle East. The Latvian side confirmed its firm support for a two-state solution in the Middle East peace process, to be achieved through direct negotiations.

While in Latvia, the Palestinian Assistant Foreign Minister will also meet with officials at the Saeima as well as deliver a lecture on the state of affairs in the Middle East peace process to students at the University of Latvia.

The consultations were arranged in accordance with the Protocol on the Establishment of the Political Consultation Mechanism between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs signed during the visit to Latvia by Riyad Al-Maliki, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Palestinian Authority, on 18-19 June 2010. The previous political consultations between Latvia and Palestine took place on 28 February 2019 in Palestine.

Latvia has good and friendly relations with the Palestinian Authority, with the potential for further deepening in various spheres including culture, education and trade, the Foreign Ministry informs.

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