The Foreign Minister of Egypt to arrive in Latvia for an official visit

15.10.2019. 13:05

On 17 October 2019, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, will meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, Sameh Shoukry, who will be in Latvia on an official visit, The Ministers shall be discussing bilateral relations between Latvia and Egypt and developments in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as signing an agreement on a mutual visa exemption for the holders of diplomatic passports.

As part of his visit, Minister Sameh Shoukry is also to meet with the President of Latvia, Egils Levits, and the Speaker of the Saeima (Latvian Parliament), Ināra Mūrniece. The Minister will be given a tour of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, lay flowers at the Freedom Monument, and also visit the National Library of Latvia (LNB) and presenting a gift for the People’s Bookshelf.

 

Events for the Media

-    At the National Library of Latvia:

11.00-11.30 - book donation for the People’s Bookshelf, tour of the library and a meeting with members of the Latvian Friends Association of the Library of Alexandria. Photo and video opportunity.

Contact at the LNB: Head of Public Relations, Augusts Zilberts (mob. 26472501).

-    At the Saeima:

12.45-13.05 – a meeting with the Speaker of the Saeima, Ināra Mūrniece (Jēkaba iela 11, Visitors’ Hall). Photo and video opportunity at the start of the meeting.

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

-    At Riga Castle:

13.10-13.40 a meeting with the President of Latvia, Egils Levits (Riga Castle, Pils laukums 3). Photo and video opportunity at the start of the meeting.

Members of the media who are not accredited for covering events at Riga Castle are invited to apply before 12.00 on 17 October, at e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

-     At the Freedom Monument:

13.45-13.55 – a flower-laying ceremony at the Freedom Monument. Photo and video opportunity.

-     At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

14.00                 Edgars Rinkēvičs welcomes Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry to the Foreign Ministry (in the lobby). Photo & Video Opportunity.

15.55-16.20     Joint Press Conference of the Foreign Ministers (Press Conference Hall, 1st floor. Languages: Latvian/English). Photo & Video Opportunity.

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 17.00 on 16 October 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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