The Declaration "On the Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia" (Latvian: Deklarācija par Latvijas Republikas neatkarības atjaunošanu) was adopted on 4 May 1990 by the Supreme Soviet of the Latvian SSR in which Latvia declared independence from the Soviet Union. The Declaration stated that, although Latvia had de facto lost its independence in 1940, when it was annexed by the Soviet Union, the country had de jure remained a sovereign country as the annexation had been unconstitutional and against the will of the Latvian people. Therefore, it resolved that the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact and the Soviet occupation of Latvia in 1940 were illegal. It also asserted that the heavily rigged 1940 elections were illegal and unconstitutional, and that all acts of the "People's Saeima" chosen at that election–including the request to join the Soviet Union on 21 July 1940–were ipso facto void.
By a decree of the President of the Republic Mircea Snegur published on August 26, 1991, the Republic of Moldova officially recognized the independence of the Republic of Latvia, before the establishment of diplomatic relations on September 1, 1992. The two countries have respective embassies in Riga and Chișinău and maintain good relations, Latvia supporting the integration of Moldova into the European Union in the medium term. The two countries continue to facilitate commercial contacts as well as cooperation in the fields of logistics, IT, renewable energies and energy efficiency in particular.. Read more..
According to a declaration by the Ministry for Information Technology and Communications of the Republic of Moldova, it is not permitted to cut stamps from items of prepaid postal stationery, and to use those stamps for the creation of maximum cards. Please read the news article here.
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