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Jaishankar hails Krisjanis Karins for being appointed Latvia's Foreign Minister

On Saturday, S. Jaishankar, the minister of external affairs, congratulated Krisjanis Karins on becoming the new foreign minister of Latvia and said he was looking forward to working with him to deepen relations between India and Latvia. Sharing a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, Jaishankar stated, “Congratulate @krisjaniskarins on your appointment as Foreign […]

On Saturday, S. Jaishankar, the minister of external affairs, congratulated Krisjanis Karins on becoming the new foreign minister of Latvia and said he was looking forward to working with him to deepen relations between India and Latvia.
Sharing a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, Jaishankar stated, “Congratulate @krisjaniskarins on your appointment as Foreign Minister of Latvia. Look forward to working together to strengthen our ties.”
Notably, relations between India and Latvia are warm and friendly, based on a shared commitment to democracy, according to the Ministry of External Affairs. India recognized Latvia as a sovereign and independent state on September 7, 1991, and established diplomatic relations on February 25, 1992. The Latvian Government opened its Embassy in New Delhi in January 2014.
Jaishankar’s statement comes after New Unity party member Evika Silina became Slavia’s Prime Minister. Latvian Parliament on Friday voted 53-39 to approve the new government led by Silina after the resignation of former Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins in August, Politico reported.
Outgoing Latvian Prime Minister Karins will remain in government and has taken on the role of Foreign Minister. The new government, which will control 52 out of 100 seats in the parliament, will be made up of a three-party coalition between Silina’s New Unity Party, the Greens and Farmers Union (ZZS), and the social-democratic Progressives (PRO).
Shortly after receiving the vote of confidence, Evika Silina in a post shared on X said, “I believe in Latvia and the potential of our people,” Politico reported. She further said, “Thank you to the Saeima for showing trust in the Cabinet of Ministers led by me! Time for concrete works!”

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