In accordance with the Article 7 of the Vienna Convention 1961, for the appointment of Defence, Naval, Army and Air Attachés as staff members of missions, the sending state shall submit in advance for its approval the names of all persons and their deputies appointed to such office. Missions should submit names and a brief biography to the State Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs at least four weeks before the planned arrival date.
Military personnel may be appointed to the Republic of Latvia only after the sending state has secured the Latvian Government’s consent to the establishment of a Defence Attaché office within the mission. The approval of the appointment will be communicated to the Mission by means of a verbal note.
Defence, Naval, Army and Air Attachés who have been approved remain subject to the provisions of Section 2.1. Arrivals and Departures of Diplomatic Missions / Consular Posts.
Courtesy Visit to the Minister of Defence
On arrival the Defence Attaché should pay his first courtesy visit to the Minister of Defence or, in the latter’s absence, to the State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence.
No special accreditation ceremony is envisaged.