30. novembris ENG

On 30 November 2021, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, and the United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, will have a meeting in Riga.

The officials will discuss foreign policy challenges, regional developments, bilateral matters, including economic cooperation, as well as transatlantic relations, including topics of current importance concerning the Three Seas Initiative.   

The US Secretary of State is to take part in the meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs held on 30 November and 1 December 2021 in Riga. 

During his visit, Antony Blinken also intends to meet with the Prime Minister of Latvia, Krišjānis Kariņš.


For the attention of the media

From 12.00 to 12.30 – a joint press conference with the Latvian Foreign Minister and the US Secretary of State (languages – Latvian, English).

Venue: the Press Conference Hall at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1st floor. Photo and video opportunity.

As the participation in the press conference requires special accreditation, please apply not later than 12.00 on 29 November by contacting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at e-mail:

Members of the media are requested to plan their arrival on time – not later than 30 minutes before the event.

Upon arrival, please present an interoperable digital certificate confirming vaccination or recovery from COVID-19, and an identity document. Face masks must be worn at all times.  

Please specify in particular whether a media representative intends to take part online (via “Zoom”). Connecting by 11.45.

The press conference will be live-streamed online on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as its Facebook and Twitter accounts.