On 17 April, already the third Ukrainian who had been treated in Riga for injuries sustained in protests returned to his home country. Meanwhile, two more injured Ukrainians are arriving to receive medical treatment in Latvia.
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.
On 16 April, State Secretary of the Foreign Ministry of Latvia Andrejs Pildegovičs together with the Ambassador of Latvia to Ukraine Dr. Argita Daudze visited the city of Odessa in southern Ukraine.
At the meeting on 16 April, the North Atlantic Council approved the proposals which NATO's military authorities had prepared as tasked by NATO foreign ministers at their meeting of 1-2 April, to strengthen the Allied ability to respond to the crisis in Ukraine.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia conveys its deepest condolences to the Republic of Korea over the ferry disaster that claimed human lives and left hundreds of people missing.
On 15 April, the Foreign Minister of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs was on a working visit to Finland where he met with the President of Finland Sauli Niinistö, Foreign Minister of Affairs Erkki Tuomioja, Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Alexander Stubb, and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the Parliament, Timo Soini.
On 14 April in Bratislava, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to Austria Edgars Skuja presented his letters of credence to the President of Slovakia Ivan Gašparovič.
In a meeting with US senators, Foreign Minister Rinkēvičs to discuss closer cooperation of transatlantic partners
On 15 April, the Foreign Minister of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs will meet with the US Republican Senators John McCain, John Barrasso and John Hoeven to discuss closer cooperation between transatlantic partners in providing assistance to Ukraine.