The Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs to meet with Jeremy Hunt, the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

13.08.2018. 12:17

On 15 August 2018, the Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs will meet with Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, who is coming to Latvia for an official visit.

The ministers intend to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries, including cooperation on strategic communication and strengthening independent media, which is important for providing the public with reliable and objective information. Other topics to be discussed include transatlantic relationship, with the focus on business, trade and security, as well as issues high on the international agenda.

As part of his visit, the UK Secretary of State, Jeremy Hunt, will also lay flowers at the Freedom Monument.

The United Kingdom is one of the main cooperation partners to Latvia in economy and trade, security and defence, and other areas.  

Events for the media

8.55 – Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs welcomes the UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Jeremy Hunt, to the Foreign Ministry

Photo & Video opportunity in the lobby

10.25–10.50 – The foreign ministers’ joint press conference (Languages: Latvian – English)

Photo & Video opportunity

Venue: MFA Press Conference Hall (1st floor)

11.00 – Flower-laying ceremony at the Freedom Monument

Special accreditation is required to attend the events. Members of the media accredited to Latvian agencies and institutions are requested to register their participation not later than 15.00 on 14 August 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.. Please plan your arrival on time, but not later than 30 minutes before each event. 

 


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