OREANDA-NEWS. President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis promulgated the Law adopted by the Saeima on September 15 “Amendments to the Law on Change of a Record of Name, Surname, and Nationality” today.

Having promulgated the Law, the President of Latvia sent a letter to Madam Speaker of the Saeima Ināra Mūrniece, where he stressed that the issues affecting the identity of the Latvian nation, cohesion of the Latvian society, and foundations of the statehood of Latvia should be carefully assessed, when looking for correct solutions, which the majority of the Saeima and the Latvian public would support.

“The Latvian society requires a qualitative discussion of whether the affiliation to the Latvian nation can be determined based only on origin/birth of a person or a different solution can be possible, which makes affiliation to the Latvian nation open for those persons, who wish to confirm communion of their fate with Latvians,” considered the President of Latvia.

In order to search for a sound and correct solution that would strengthen the state of Latvia and cohesion of our society, Raimonds Vējonis intends to organize expert discussions on the principles to define affiliation to the Latvian nation, and he calls on the Saeima to continue working on this issue.