17 Apr 2014

Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs to visit Iran

From 22 to 24 April, the Foreign Minister of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs will be on a visit to Iran. This is the first ever visit by a high-ranking Latvian to that country. Meetings have been scheduled with the following officials: Hassan Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran; Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif; Speaker of the Parliament Ali Larijani; Ali Akbar Velayati, Senior Advisor to Iran's Supreme Leader; and Abbas Ahmad Akhoundi, Minister of Transportation.

16 Apr 2014

State Secretary Pildegovičs makes working visit to Odessa

On 16 April, State Secretary of the Foreign Ministry of Latvia Andrejs Pildegovičs together with the Ambassador of Latvia to Ukraine Dr. Argita Daudze visited the city of Odessa in southern Ukraine.

16 Apr 2014

Latvia welcomes NATO decision on concrete measures to strengthen security of the Alliance

At the meeting on 16 April, the North Atlantic Council approved the proposals which  NATO's military authorities had prepared as tasked by NATO foreign ministers at their meeting of 1-2 April, to strengthen the Allied ability to respond to the crisis in Ukraine.

16 Apr 2014

Latvia conveys condolences to the Republic of Korea over ferry disaster

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia conveys its deepest condolences to the Republic of Korea over the ferry disaster that claimed human lives and left hundreds of people missing.

16 Apr 2014

Foreign Minister Rinkēvičs in Finland calls for strengthening practical Baltic-Nordic cooperation

On 15 April, the Foreign Minister of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs was on a working visit to Finland where he met with the President of Finland Sauli Niinistö, Foreign Minister of Affairs Erkki Tuomioja, Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Alexander Stubb, and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the Parliament, Timo Soini.

16 Apr 2014

Latvian Ambassador Edgars Skuja accredited in Slovakia

On 14 April in Bratislava, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to Austria Edgars Skuja presented his letters of credence to the President of Slovakia Ivan Gašparovič.

15 Apr 2014

In a meeting with US senators, Foreign Minister Rinkēvičs to discuss closer cooperation of transatlantic partners

On 15 April, the Foreign Minister of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs will meet with the US Republican Senators John McCain, John Barrasso and John Hoeven to discuss closer cooperation between transatlantic partners in providing assistance to Ukraine.

15 Apr 2014

MFA State Secretary Pildegovičs to make working visit to Ukraine

On 15 and 16 April, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Pildegovičs will make a working visit to Ukraine – Kyiv and Odessa.