On 19 January Ambassador Kaspars Ozoliņš participated in the farewell parade of soldiers of the Latvian National Armed Forces who are being deployed to Iraq as part of an international counterterrorism mission. After the parade the Ambassador met with representatives from the Latvian contingent. On the next day soldiers visited the Embassy of Latvia.
Seven Latvian soldiers will deploy as part of a Danish Royal Life Guard unit. The main objective of the deployment is to ensure and support the continued training of Iraqi defence forces.