On 8 April 2021, the Latvian Foreign Minister, Edgars Rinkēvičs, meets with the Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain, Arancha González Laya, who is coming to Latvia for a working visit on the occasion of the centenary of diplomatic relations between Latvia and Spain.
The Foreign Ministers will discuss bilateral relations and current issues concerning the European Union and security policy, as well as sharing views on developments in the EU’ s eastern and southern neighbourhoods.
During the visit, the Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation will also meet with the President of Latvia, Egils Levits, and the Speaker of the Saeima (Latvian Parliament), Ināra Mūrniece, as well as having an online conversation with the Prime Minister, Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš. As part of her regional visit, the Spanish Foreign Minister will also be visiting Lithuania and Estonia.
Spain recognised Latvia’s independence on 9 April 1921. Together with other member countries of the European Community, Spain recognised the restored independence of the Republic of Latvia on 27 August 1991. The two countries resumed their diplomatic relations on 9 October 1991.
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14.00–14.30: an online press conference of the Ministers (via “Zoom”, connecting by 13.50, languages – Latvian, English). Photo & Video Opportunity.
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