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On 5 July 2021, the Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, shall be meeting with the Vice-President of the Federal Council, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Confederation, Ignazio Cassis, who arrives in Latvia on an official visit.

The officials will discuss the latest international developments, the relations between the EU and Switzerland, as well as bilateral cooperation.

During the visit, meetings have been scheduled with the President of Latvia, Egils Levits, and the Speaker of the Saeima (the Latvian Parliament), Ināra Mūrniece, as well as a flower laying ceremony at the Freedom Monument.

Events for the media on 5 July

At 14.25–14.55 – the Latvian and Swiss Foreign Ministers’ joint online press conference (video-conferencing via Zoom, connecting by 14.15, languages: Latvian-French).

Photo and video opportunity.

At 15.00–15.15 – the Latvian and Swiss Foreign Ministers take part in a flower laying ceremony at the Freedom Monument

Photo and video opportunity.

Members of the media are requested to register their participation not later than 10.00 a.m. on 5 July by contacting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at e-mail: