Latvia was the first EU country to ratify the agreement in February.
Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics was in Ottawa last week to meet with Canadian officials and ministers about an upcoming Canadian-led NATO mission in his country, and the progress on Canada-EU trade deal.
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Latvia’s foreign minister says the Baltic country is doing its best to “push for” other European Union states to follow its lead and ratify the CETA trade deal with Canada “as early as possible.”
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