Ministers for Foreign Affairs

10.03.2016. 16:28

Categories of visits:

OFFICIAL VISIT

Purpose of visit

The invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs (usually once per each period of government) 

Components of the visit

Official welcoming ceremony at the airport. Red carpet (only special flights)

Official flower laying ceremony at the Monument of Freedom

Meeting with the President of Latvia

Meeting with the Chairperson of the Saeima

Meeting with the Prime Minister

Meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Official luncheon/dinner hosted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia

Press conference

Visit to the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

Visit to a cultural, educational or researchinstitution/school/university and/or a public lecture

Exchange of gifts 

Composition of the foreign delegation

Official delegation 1 (2) + 4 (the principle of reciprocity and thus could change this format) 

Responsible institution

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

Financing

The costs for the official delegation (Airport VIP lounge, hotel, official meal times, transport and interpreter services) are covered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, taking into account the principle of reciprocity

Depending on the context of the visit additional expenses may be permitted, which are covered by the Latvian side

Other expenses are to be covered by the visiting country 

The Latvian welcoming and farewell party at the airport

The Head of the State Protocol

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia to the state concerned

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the state concerned to Latvia

A Protocol Officer from the State Protocol

 

Security

Security and the Road Police escort is provided according to the Cabinet of Ministers Regulation No 340 “Procedure for providing protection (security service) by Security Police to public officials”

WORKING VISIT

Purpose of visit

The invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs or on the initiative of the visiting country 

Components of the visit

Meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Possible working luncheon/dinner hosted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia

Possible press conference 

Other meetings at the suggestion of the Latvian side, or upon request of the visiting country (e.g. with particular ministries)

Exchange of gifts is not foreseen(with the exception of a specific wish of the visiting country, according to traditions of the state concerned) 

Composition of the foreign delegation

On the principle of reciprocity, but no larger than 1 + 2 

Responsible institution

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

Financing

Expenses for Airport VIP lounge (1+2)transport (VIP car) are covered by the Latvian side

Transport for the delegation is provided by the relevant Embassy (if resident). For countries which do not have resident Embassies in Latvia transport for all the delegation   is provided by the Latvian side


Hotel expenses are covered by the visiting country 

The Latvian welcoming and farewell party at the airport

Deputy Head of the State Protocol

A Protocol Officer from the State Protocol 

Security

Security and the Road Police escort is provided according to the Cabinet of Ministers Regulation No 340 “Procedure for providing protection (security service) by Security Police to public officials" 

TRANSIT VISIT

Purpose of visit

The initiative of the visiting country 

Components of the visit

As determined by the visiting country 

Composition of the foreign delegation

As determined by the visiting country 

Responsible institution

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the relevant foreign Embassy 

Financing

Expenses of the Airport VIP lounge (for the Foreign Minister and his/her spouse or security officer) are covered by the Latvian side

Other expenses are covered by the visiting country

The Latvian welcoming and farewell party at the airport

A Protocol Officer from the State Protocol 

Security

Security and the Road Police escort is provided according to the Cabinet of Ministers Regulation No 340 “Procedure for providing protection (security service) by Security Police to public officials" 

PRIVATE VISIT

Purpose of visit

The initiative of the visiting country 

Components of the visit

As determined by the visiting country 

Composition of the foreign delegation

As determined by the visiting country

Responsible institution

The relevantforeign Embassy 

Financing

Expenses of the Airport VIP lounge (for the Foreign Minister and his/her spouse or security officer) are covered by the Latvian side

Other expenses are covered by the visiting country 

The Latvian welcoming and farewell party at the airport

A Protocol Officer from the State Protocol 

Security

Security and the Road Police escort is provided according to the Cabinet of Ministers Regulation No 340 “Procedure for providing protection (security service) by Security Police to public officials"