Jūrmala to host the concluding meeting for the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States

28.05.2019. 17:29

On 3 June 2019 in the city of Jūrmala, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, will chair the high-level concluding meeting of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS). The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Finland, and Sweden, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Secretary General of the European External Action Service, and other high-ranking officials from CBSS member states have confirmed their participation.

The participants will discuss latest developments in regional cooperation and share opinions on challenges to the political dialogue and practical cooperation. During the Latvian Presidency, and agreement has been reached on key elements in the Roadmap of the CBSS reforms in the context of a report by the CBSS Vision Group titled “Vision for the Baltic Sea Region beyond 2020and its recommendations. The guests of the event will include the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, Oleg Kravchenko, and a co-author of the CBSS Vision Group report, Prof. Žaneta Ozoliņa from the University of Latvia. Two documents will be adopted at the conclusion of the meeting – a declaration and the Roadmap of the CBSS reforms.

Latvia holds the CBSS Presidency from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019, and will hand it over to Denmark. The priorities of the Latvian CBSS Presidency are integrity and social security; the region’s sustainability, spatial development, climate change; and the preservation and digitalisation of cultural heritage. This is Latvia’s third Presidency of the CBSS since the Council was established in 1992. The members of the Council of the Baltic Sea States are the three Baltic States, the five Nordic countries, Germany, Poland, Russia, and the European Commission.

 

For the attention of the media!

13.55 – Group photo of the heads of delegations 

Venue: Lielupe Hotel (Jūrmala, Bulduru prospekts 64/68), “Dzintari” conference hall, 1st floor

Photo & video opportunity

14.10–14.30 – Press conference with participation of the Foreign Minister of Latvia, the Foreign Minister of Sweden, and the State Secretary of the Foreign Ministry of Denmark (Latvian/English interpretation to be provided)

Venue: “Dzintari” conference hall, 1st floor

Photo & video opportunity

Special accreditation is required to attend the parts of the programme indicated above. Members of the media accredited with Latvian agencies and institutions are asked to register their participation not later than at 17.00 on 30 May by 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 the event. 

 

 


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