This year, we are celebrating a significant anniversary since Latvia’s accession to NATO: 15 years ago, on 29 March 2004 in Washington, Latvia together with other aspirant countries submitted its instruments of accession to NATO thereby officially joining the Alliance.
On 29 March at 15.00, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will host an official event, at which the Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs will address the audience and unveil the exhibition “15 Years of Latvia’s NATO Membership”. Those invited include former Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defence, representatives from the sectors concerned, and the diplomatic corps.
The exhibition will display the most important documents from the MFA Archives reflecting Latvia’s path to NATO, for instance, the invitation to join NATO Partnership for Peace programme, the national foreign policy framework until 2005 approved by the Saeima vote, in which integration with the EU and NATO has been set as the main task, and the protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty on the accession of Latvia to NATO.
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