The Foreign Minister of Turkey to arrive in Riga for an official visit

14.05.2019. 11:29

On 16 May 2019, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, will meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, who is coming to Latvia on an official visit. The Ministers will discuss the bilateral relations between Latvia and Turkey, security policy issues and cooperation in NATO, cooperation in international organisations, and the European Union-Turkey relationship.

As part of his visit, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu is also to meet with the President of Latvia, Raimonds Vējonis, the Speaker of the Saeima, Ināra Mūrniece, and the Minister of Defence, Artis Pabriks.

Events for the media

- At the Freedom Monument:

10.45-10.55 – a flower-laying ceremony at the Freedom Monument. Photo and video opportunity.

- At the Presidential residence:

11.00-11.30 – a meeting with the President of Latvia, Raimonds Vējonis (Rīga Castle, Pils laukums 3). Photo & video opportunity at the start of the meeting.

Members of the media not accredited for covering events at the Riga Castle are invited to apply by 17.00 on 14 May, via e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

- At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

11.35                 Edgars Rinkēvičs welcomes Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu to the Foreign Ministry (MFA lobby). Photo & Video Opportunity.

13.15-13.30       Joint Press Conference of the Foreign Ministers (Press Conference Hall, 1st floor. Languages: Latvian/English). Photo & Video Opportunity.

- At the Saeima:

14.30 – a meeting with the Speaker of the Saeima, Ināra Mūrniece (Jēkaba iela 11, Visitors’ Hall). Photo & video opportunity at the start of the meeting.

The media representatives who are not accredited for covering events at the Saeima are invited to apply in advance with the Saeima Press Service via e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling tel. 67087244.

Special accreditation is required to attend the events at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Freedom Monument. Members of the media accredited with Latvian agencies and institutions are asked to register their participation not later than 15.00 on 15 May 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..

Media representatives are requested to plan their arrival on time, but not later than 30 minutes before each event. 

 


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