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23 Apr 2014

Foreign Minister of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs and Foreign Minister of Canada John Baird to discuss situation in Ukraine

On 25 April, the Foreign Minister of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs will meet with the Foreign Minister of Canada John Russell Baird, who is on a visit in Latvia from 25 to 27 April. The visit takes place at the initiative of the Canadian side as part of a broader-scale regional visit.

23 Apr 2014

Ambassador of Latvia accredited in Kyrgyzstan

In an official ceremony in Bishkek on 23 April, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia to the Kyrgyz Republic Juris Maklakovs presented his credentials of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambayev.

23 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.

22 Apr 2014

Latvia welcomes U.S. announcement on sending U.S. troop units to military exercise in Baltics and Poland

Latvia welcomes the decision by the United States to deploy a troops unit in Latvia as part of military exercises. This U.S. step is a fast and practical response, resulting from the decision of the North Atlantic Council on 16 April to enhance collective defence across the NATO territory, the Baltic states in particular.

22 Apr 2014

Under-Secretary of State Pēteris Vaivars meets new Ambassador of Malta to Latvia

On 22 April, the Under-Secretary of State of the Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Pēteris Vaivars met with the Ambassador of the Republic of Malta to Latvia, Prof. Charles L. Mifsud.

22 Apr 2014

Foreign Ministry officials meet with US Congresswoman Michele Bachmann

On 22 April, the Head of the Security Policy and International Organisations Directorate of Latvian Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Baiba Braže, the Foreign Ministry Parliamentary Secretary Viktors Makarovs and State Secretary’s Advisor Jānis Kažociņš met with a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota, Michele Bachmann, to discuss Latvia’s relations with the U.S., cooperation within NATO, and the situation in the context of Ukrainian events.

22 Apr 2014

Foreign Ministry Under-Secretary of State Pēteris Vaivars receives accreditation visit from new Apostolic Nuncio

On 22 April, the Under-Secretary of State of the Foreign Ministry Pēteris Vaivars met with the Apostolic Nuncio to the Baltic states, Archbishop Pedro Lopez Quintana, as part of the latter’s accreditation visits.

18 Apr 2014

Latvia continues providing assistance to those injured in Ukrainian protests

On 17 April, already the third Ukrainian who had been treated in Riga for injuries sustained in protests returned to his home country. Meanwhile, two more injured Ukrainians are arriving to receive medical treatment in Latvia.

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