Latvian PM cancels U.K. visit due to ash cloud

RIGA Tue May 24, 2011 9:45am BST

Latvia's Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis listens during a joint news conference with Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt in Riga February 18, 2011. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Latvia's Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis listens during a joint news conference with Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt in Riga February 18, 2011.

Credit: Reuters/Ints Kalnins

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RIGA (Reuters) - Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis has been forced to cancel a working visit to Britain and Ireland due to a disruption of flights from a volcanic eruption in Iceland.

The Latvian government said in a statement the trip, scheduled for May 25-26, had been cancelled due to concerns the ash cloud spewing from the Grimsvotn volcano, which erupted on Saturday, could affect flights in the area.

(Reporting by Aija Braslina)

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