Estonian Foreign Minister to make a working visit to Latvia

16.12.2016. 07:50

On 15 December, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs will meet with the new Foreign Minister of Estonia, Sven Mikser, who is arriving in Latvia for his first working visit following appointment.

The Ministers intend to discuss bilateral relations between the countries and topics of regional cooperation, as well as reviewing security policy issues and international developments of latest importance. They will also give attention to the matters high on the current agenda of the European Union – migration and a discussion on the EU’s future, cooperation with the United Kingdom, and Estonia’s preparations for its presidency of the EU Council in 2017. 

Sven Mikser assumed the post of the Estonian Foreign Minister on 23 November following the resignation of the previous Estonian Government and Foreign Minister Jürgen Ligi. Prior to that, Sven Mikser has been a long-standing member of Riigikogu (the Estonian Parliament) and held the post of the Chairman of the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee. During his political career, Sven Mikser also served as Minister of Defence in the governments of Siim Kallas and Taavi Rõivas.

 

An event for the media

12.00   Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs welcomes the Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser to the Foreign Ministry

TV & Photo Opportunity

Venue: the lobby on the 1st floor of the Foreign Ministry building

13.4514.05   Joint Press Conference of Edgars Rinkēvičs and Sven Mikser (Languages: Latvian and English)

TV & Photo Opportunity

Venue: the Press Conference Hall on the 1st floor of the Foreign Ministry building

 

Special accreditation is required to attend the event. Members of the media accredited to Latvian agencies and institutions are asked to register their participation no later than 17.00 on 15 December by contacting the Media Centre of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Press Contacts:

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