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24 Apr 2014

Foreign Minister of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs and Foreign Minister of Canada John Baird to discuss situation in Ukraine

On 25 April, the Foreign Minister of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs will meet with the Foreign Minister of Canada John Russell Baird, who is on a visit in Latvia from 25 to 27 April. The visit takes place at the initiative of the Canadian side as part of a broader-scale regional visit.

24 Apr 2014

Latvian consular officers’ training to be held in Riga

From 29 to 30 April in Riga, the consular officers of Latvia will gather for their annual consular training session to be held in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

24 Apr 2014

Latvia and Wallonia sign working programme

On 23 April, Director of the European Department of the Foreign Ministry of Latvia Ilze Rūse and Administrator General of the joint foreign service of the Wallonia Region and the Belgian French Community Philippe Suinen signed the working programme of Latvia and Wallonia-Brussels for 2014-2016.

24 Apr 2014

Latvia working actively in United Nations

On 23 April Latvia was re-elected to the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for the term of 2015-2018 and elected to the Executive Committee of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. The elections took place during the ECOSOC coordination and management meeting at the UN Headquarters in New York.

24 Apr 2014

Foreign Minister Rinkēvičs in Teheran: successful outcome of talks on Iran’s nuclear programme will open cooperation opportunities

From 22 to 24 April, the Foreign Minister of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs was in the Islamic Republic of Iran on an official visit and met with the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Speaker of the Parliament Ali Larijani, as well as Ali Akbar Velayati, Senior Advisor to Iran's Supreme Leader.

23 Apr 2014

Ambassador of Latvia accredited in Kyrgyzstan

In an official ceremony in Bishkek on 23 April, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia to the Kyrgyz Republic Juris Maklakovs presented his credentials of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambayev.

23 Apr 2014

Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs to visit Iran

From 22 to 24 April, the Foreign Minister of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs will be on a visit to Iran. This is the first ever visit by a high-ranking Latvian to that country. Meetings have been scheduled with the following officials: Hassan Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran; Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif; Speaker of the Parliament Ali Larijani; Ali Akbar Velayati, Senior Advisor to Iran's Supreme Leader; and Abbas Ahmad Akhoundi, Minister of Transportation.

22 Apr 2014

Latvia welcomes U.S. announcement on sending U.S. troop units to military exercise in Baltics and Poland

Latvia welcomes the decision by the United States to deploy a troops unit in Latvia as part of military exercises. This U.S. step is a fast and practical response, resulting from the decision of the North Atlantic Council on 16 April to enhance collective defence across the NATO territory, the Baltic states in particular.

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