13. Saeima Speaker's Headlines

Ināra Mūrniece: the Latvian-Russian Peace Treaty irreversibly established Latvia’s place in the European geopolitical area
The Latvian-Russian Peace Treaty, signed a century ago on 11 August, marked a turning point in the relationship between the two countries, irreversibly establishing Latvia’s place in the European geopolitical area, emphasised Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, in her address at the event held in Riga Castle commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Latvian-Russian Peace Treaty.
Ināra Mūrniece in Washington, DC: we invite you to consider a long-term support programme to ensure security in the Baltic region
The US military presence in the Baltic region as well as the support provided by the US Congress for the development of military infrastructure in our countries is and will remain highly significant in the years to come. We invite our partners from the USA to consider the need for a long-term support programme. This was emphasised by Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, during a meeting with representatives of the US Congress as part of the working visit to the USA. The Speaker of the Saeima is visiting the USA together with parliamentarians from the Baltic States and Poland.
Speaker Mūrniece: we firmly support Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity
Latvia firmly supports Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. We remain committed to the policy of non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea, stressed Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, on Tuesday, 25 February during a meeting with Dmytro Razumkov, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, and the accompanying delegation who are on an official visit to Latvia.
Ināra Mūrniece: The quality of legislation must be promoted as to its content, the sustainability of the State and the fundamental values enshrined in the Constitution
The parliament as an institution elected by the people, by way of representation, embodies the will of the sovereign, an it is a great mandate and responsibility. On Friday, 7 February, Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, opened the discussion "The Legislative Role of the Council of State” and emphasised the need to promote the quality of legislation as much as possible with regards to its content, the sustainability of the State and the fundamental values enshrined in the Constitution. 
The friendly parliamentary dialogue between Latvia and the Republic of Korea has laid a solid foundation for cooperation between businesses of the two countries, as well as for boosting tourism. We want the people of both countries to increasingly benefit from our active political cooperation. This was emphasised by Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, during a meeting with Kang Kyung-wha, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea, in Seoul, where she also called for the strengthening of bilateral cooperation.
Speaker Mūrniece in South Korea: Our countries share similar values
"Although geographically our countries stand far apart, Latvia is located on the side of the European Union that is the closest to the Republic of Korea. We are close in our spirit, for the 20th century brought painful experiences both upon Latvia and South Korea. Today, we stand as like-minded countries that respect democracy, law-based international order and human rights,” said Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, during her meeting with Moon Hee-sang, President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, in Seoul as a part of an official visit to South Korea.
Ināra Mūrniece: Our nation can thrive only alongside our state
“It is statehood that will uphold Latvia. Our nation can only thrive if our state thrives,” said Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, on Monday, 18 November, at the ceremonial sitting of the Saeima in honour of the 101st anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Latvia.
Speaker Mūrniece in Strasbourg: We must stand firm for Ukraine and international law
"Together we must stand firm for Ukraine and international law. Over the 70 years of the existence of the Council of Europe, it has been an outstanding, standard-setting body in areas such as human rights, the rule of law, and democracy. Unfortunately, today the authority of the Council of Europe and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is in jeopardy. The illegal annexation of Crimea, the armed conflict in Donbas, the occupation of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the flagrant violations of the freedom of speech and assembly, and the persecution of human rights activists are issues the avoidance of which undermines the public trust in the Council of Europe and the values for which it stands," said Speaker Ināra Mūrniece, addressing the audience at the European Conference of Presidents of Parliaments of the member states of the Council of Europe.
Speaker Mūrniece to the President of Ukraine: You can count on strong support from the Parliament of Latvia
"There is broad support in the Parliament of Latvia for Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic integration. We are following the developments in Ukraine, and you can always count on strong support from Latvia's Parliament for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity," said Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, on Wednesday, 16 October, addressing the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky during his official visit to Latvia.
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