The Ukrainian-Latvian legal framework commenced to rapidly develop in 1992 following the conclusion of the Protocol on the establishment of diplomatic relations on December 2, 1992 and at this point in time the legal bonds between both sides exhibit the elaborated corpus of the effective instruments in terms of regulating the bilateral cooperation.
As of 2020, the legal framework between Ukraine and Latvia totals over 90 documents, including 5 interstate treaties, 28 intergovernmental and 59 interagency agreements.
Given the number of the multilateral instruments and other agreements wherein Ukraine and Latvia act as the parties, the related legal framework totals around 300 documents: https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/main/c271.
Accordingly, the corresponding instruments embrace the legal relationship between Ukraine and Latvia in all major areas of the bilateral cooperation. In particular, the bilateral interaction is built on the following provisions of:
- the interstate Treaty on friendship and cooperation (dated May 23, 1995; entered into force on May 22, 1996);
- the interstate Treaty on legal assistance and legal relations in civil, family, labour and criminal matters (dated May 23, 1995; entered into force on July 12, 1996);
- the intergovernmental Agreement on promotion and mutual protection of investments (dated July 24, 1997; entered into force on December 30, 1997);
- the intergovernmental Agreement on economic, industrial, scientific and technical cooperation (dated October 5, 2004; entered into force on February 1, 2006), and other documents.