Ministers of Foreign Affairs

12.05.2021. 09:59
 Category  Official Visit
Purpose The invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
Components 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 Speaker 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
  Press conference
  Visit to the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia
  Visit to a cultural, educational or research institution/school/university and/or a public lecture
  Exchange of gifts
Composition of the foreign delegation Official delegation 1 (2) + 4, subject to reciprocity
Responsible institution The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Financing The costs for the official delegation (Airport VIP lounge, hotel, official
meals, transport and interpreter services) are covered by the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, considering 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 state
The Latvian welcome and farewell party at the airport The Head or Deputy 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
  An Officer from the State Protocol
Security The Security and Road Police escort is provided according to the Cabinet of Ministers Regulation No. 591 “Procedures by which the Security Police (now – State Security Service – auth.) Provides Protection (Safeguarding) for Public Officials”

 

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Working Visit

Purpose The invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs or initiative of the visiting state
Components Meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs
  Working luncheon/dinner hosted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia possible
  Press conference possible
  Other meetings at the suggestion of the Latvian side, or upon request of the visiting state (e.g. with particular ministries)
  Exchange of gifts is not expected (exceptions possible)
Composition of the foreign delegation Official delegation 1 + 2, subject to reciprocity
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 Embassy (if resident) of the foreign state concerned. For non-resident Embassies of foreign states in Latvia transport for the whole delegation is provided by the Latvian side
  Hotel expenses are covered by the visiting state
The Latvian welcome and farewell party at the airport An Officer of the State Protocol (During working hours 9:00-17:00 on working days)
Security The Security and Road Police escort is provided according to the Cabinet of Ministers Regulation No. 591 “Procedures by which the Security Police (now – State Security Service – auth.) Provides Protection (Safeguarding) for Public Officials”
Category Transit Visit
Purpose Initiative of the visiting state
Components As determined by the visiting state
Composition of the foreign delegation As determined by the visiting state
Responsible institution The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Embassy of the foreign state concerned
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 state
The Latvian welcome and farewell party at the airport An Officer of the State Protocol (During working hours 9:00-17:00 on working days)
Security The Security and Road Police escort is provided according to the Cabinet
of Ministers Regulation No. 591 “Procedures by which the Security Police (now – State Security Service – auth.) Provides Protection (Safeguarding) for Public Officials”
Category Private Visit
Purpose The initiative of the visiting state
Components As determined by the visiting state
Composition of the foreign delegation As determined by the visiting state
Responsible institution The Embassy of the foreign state concerned
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 welcome and farewell party at the airport An Officer of the State Protocol (During working hours 9:00-17:00 on working days)
Security The Security and Road Police escort is provided according to the Cabinet of Ministers Regulation No. 591 “Procedures by which the Security Police (now – State Security Service – auth.) Provides Protection (Safeguarding) for Public Officials”