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15 Sep 2014

The Latvian Foreign Minister, Edgars Rinkēvičs, Meets Representatives of the “Red Jackets” Export Support Movement

On 15 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, met with members of a movement supporting Latvian exporters, “The Red Jackets”.

15 Sep 2014

The State Secretary Andrejs Pildegovičs Expresses Interest in Bilateral Cooperation with Mali

On 15 September, the State Secretary of the Foreign Ministry, Andrejs Pildegovičs, met with the Ambassador of the Republic of Mali to Latvia, Ba Hawa Keita, who was in Latvia for her accreditation.

15 Sep 2014

The State Secretary of the Foreign Ministry and the Ambassador of Pakistan Discuss Opportunities for Expanding Economic Cooperation

On 15 September, the Foreign Ministry’s State Secretary, Andrejs Pildegovičs, met with the Ambassador of Pakistan to Latvia, Khalid Hussain Memon, who is in Latvia for his accreditation.

15 Sep 2014

The Latvian Foreign Ministry Strongly Condemns the Organisation of Elections in Crimea

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia strongly condemns the elections of legislative institutions which the Russian Federation organised in Sevastopol and the so-called “Republic of Crimea”.  

14 Sep 2014

Latvia Condemns the Killing of a British Aid Worker in Iraq

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia strongly condemns the act of terror committed by the jihadist group, ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) - a brutal murder of a British aid worker, David Haines, kidnapped by the ISIL in Syria in 2013.

13 Sep 2014

The Latvian Foreign Minister and the OECD Secretary-General Discuss Latvia's Progress toward Accession

On 12 September, the Latvia Foreign Minister, Edgars Rinkēvičs, met with the Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Angel Gurría, to discuss Latvia's ongoing accession process and the influence of international developments on Latvia’s economic development prospects.

13 Sep 2014

The Latvian Foreign Minister Voices Support for Georgia's Euro-atlantic Aspirations

On 12 September, the Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs met with the State Minister of Georgia on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Alex Petriashvili. Edgars Rinkēvičs noted that Latvia commends Georgia's achievements in the process of integration with NATO and the country's contribution to international operations.

12 Sep 2014

The Latvian Foreign Minister in Tallinn: Regional Energy Projects Have a Security Dimension

On 11 September, the Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs took part in the annual meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Nordic and Baltic (NB8) states in Tallinn, Estonia.

11 Sep 2014

Latvia and Switzerland Seek to Expand Cooperation

On 11 September, the Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs met with the President of the Swiss Confederation, Didier Burkhalter, who has arrived in Riga on a working visit.

11 Sep 2014

Latvia Strongly Supports International Efforts Coordinated by the US in Fighting the ISIL Terrorist Group

Latvia voices its strong support in favour of international efforts coordinated by the United States in fighting the terrorist group, ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), also known as ISIS or “the Islamic State”.

11 Sep 2014

The President of Latvia Presents Credentials to the First Latvian Ambassador to Singapore, Pēteris Vaivars

On 11 September, the President of Latvia, Andris Bērziņš, in an official ceremony at the “House of the Blackheads”, issued credentials to the first Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to the Republic of Singapore, Pēteris Vaivars. The Ambassador will reside in Riga.

11 Sep 2014

The Latvian Ambassador to Pakistan, Igors Apokins, Receives His Credentials

On 11 September, the President of Latvia, Andris Bērziņš presented the credentials to Latvia’s first Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Igors Apokins.

10 Sep 2014

The Permanent Representation of Latvia welcomes visitors to the art exhibition Italy though the Eyes of Latvian Artists

On 10 September, the Permanent Representation of Latvia welcomed visitors on the occasion of the opening of the art exhibition entitled Italy though the Eyes of Latvian Artists. This exhibition is held in honour of the Italian Presidency of the Council the EU.

10 Sep 2014

Latvian Foreign Minister, Edgars Rinkēvičs, Welcomes the New Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain

On 10 September, the Foreign Minister of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, received copies of the credentials from the incoming Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain to the Republic of Latvia, Pedro Miguel Jiménez Nácher

10 Sep 2014

A Press Conference Dedicated to “Unity Day of the Balts” Took Place at the Foreign Ministry

On 10 September, a press conference dedicated to “Unity Day of the Balts” was held at the Latvian Foreign Ministry with the participation of the Director of the European Department of the Foreign Ministry, Ilze Rūse; the Ambassador of Lithuanian to Latvia, Ričardas Degutis; the Chairman of the Group for Interparliamentary Relations with Lithuania, Romualds Ražuks; the Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Rihards Kols; the Chairman of the Rucava Municipal Council, Irēna Šusta; and the Head of the Joint Technical Secretariat of the Latvia-Lithuanian Cross Border Cooperation Programme, Antra Jansone.

10 Sep 2014

The Latvian Foreign Minister and the President of the European Investment Bank Agree on Cooperative Approach in Implementing Latvian EU Presidency Priorities

On 9 September, the Foreign Minister of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, met with the President of the Management Committee of the European Investment Bank (EIB), Dr. Werner Hoyer, and Vice-Presidents, Pim van Ballekom and Wilhelm Molterer.

09 Sep 2014

The Foreign Ministry to Hold a Press Conference Dedicated to “Unity Day of the Balts”

A press conference dedicated to “Unity Day of the Balts” will be held at the Latvian Foreign Ministry’ s Press Conference Hall on 10 September at 11 a.m.

09 Sep 2014

OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría to Make a Working Visit to Riga

On 12 and 13 September, Angel Gurría, the Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), will arrive on a working visit in Riga.

09 Sep 2014

An Opportunity to Attend a Lecture by the OECD Secretary-General at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia and the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) in Riga invite you to a public lecture “Latvia on its Path to OECD Membership” delivered by Mr Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

09 Sep 2014

Latvian Foreign Minister, Edgars Rinkēvičs, Welcomes the New Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway

On 9 September, the Foreign Minister of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, received the copies of credentials from the incoming Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to the Republic of Latvia, Steinar Egil Hagen.

08 Sep 2014

Ambassador Rolands Lappuķe Presents His Credentials to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe

On 8 September, the Ambassador of Latvia, Rolands Lappuķe, presented his letters of credence to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland.

08 Sep 2014

The Latvian Foreign Minister Welcomes the New Finnish Ambassador

On 8 September, the Foreign Minister of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs met with the new Ambassador of Finland to Latvia, Olli Kantanen.

05 Sep 2014

The Latvian Foreign Ministry Voices Concern over Estonian-Russian Border Incident

The Foreign Ministry of Latvia voices its deep concern over the incident that took place near Estonia-Russia border at the Luhamaa border checkpoint on 5 September, when unknown persons, at gunpoint, abducted an officer of the Estonian Internal Security Service (KAPO).

05 Sep 2014

Latvian Foreign Minister Rinkēvičs: We are Witnessing Attempts to Undermine the International Order

On 5 September, at the NATO Summit in Wales, the Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs spoke at the meeting of Foreign Ministers heads of Euro-Atlantic International Organisations – the EU, the OSCE, and the Council of Europe.

05 Sep 2014

The Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs: NATO Should Continue Its Open Door Policy

On 4 and 5 September, the Foreign Minister of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, has been taking part in the NATO Wales Summit as a member of the delegation of the Latvian President Andris Bērziņš.

05 Sep 2014

Ambassador Ivars Pundurs Presents his Letters of Credence to the President of Serbia

On 4 September, Latvian Ambassador Ivars Pundurs submitted his letters of credence to the President of the Republic of Serbia, Tomislav Nikolić.

04 Sep 2014

Andrejs Pildegovičs, State Secretary at the Latvian Foreign Ministry meets with the Permanent Under-Secretary of the British FCO, Simon Fraser

On 4 September in London, the State Secretary of the Latvian Foreign Ministry, Andrejs Pildegovičs, met with the Permanent Under-Secretary of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Simon Fraser.

04 Sep 2014

Baltic-Benelux Consultations on European Affairs to be Held in Riga

On 5 September, the European Affairs Directorates of the Foreign Ministries of the Baltic and Benelux (the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg) states will gather in Riga for consultations on European Union matters.

03 Sep 2014

The First EU Expert Starts Work at the Foreign Ministry

As Latvia prepares for its Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the first expert seconded by an EU partner has started working this week at the Latvian Foreign Ministry. Satu Mattila, a diplomat from the Foreign Ministry of Finland, will work on questions of the Baltic Sea Strategy and take part in organizing the annual Baltic Sea Strategy Forum to be held on 15 and 16 June 2015.

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