Latvia 'ready' to continue talks with Lithuania on sea border

Latvia is ready to continue talks with Lithuania on the maritime border, the neighbouring country's Foreign Ministry has said.

"On June 15, 2016, the Latvian government renewed the work of the Latvian task group. It is ready to continue negotiations with Lithuania," the ministry said in a response to a question from the Lithuanian daily Lietuvos Žinios.

Lithuania and Latvia have failed to legitimize their maritime border for a quarter of a century now. The Latvian parliament has not yet ratified a maritime border agreement with Lithuania that was signed more than a decade ago.

It is thought that the Latvians are stalling the process because of oil deposits believed to be available in the Baltic Sea area.

Source: BNS
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