On November 1, 2010 the Ukraine-Latvia political consultations on the level of Political Directors of MFA of both States were held in Riga. Participants from Ukrainian Side were Director of the Department for Political and Security issues Mr. Oleksandr Aleksandrovich and Charge d’Affairs of Ukraine to Latvia Mr. Oleksandr Kushnir. During the event, they held meetings with State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia Mr. Andris Teikmanis, Adviser to President of Latvia on foreign policy issues Mr. Andris Peļšs, Political Director – Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia Mr. Andris Razāns.
The parties discussed the issues of bilateral cooperation and of international security, e.g. the upcoming summit of OSCE in Astana, NATO summit in Lisbon, missile defense system etc. Latvian Side was also briefed on the internal political situation in Ukraine, holding of the local elections and constitutional reform.
Special attention was given to the issues of European integration of Ukraine, in particular, the preparation to Ukraine – EU summit.