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

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