NB8 Foreign Ministers Meeting to be held in Riga on 26-27 August
On 26 and 27 August, NB8 Foreign Ministers Meeting will take place in Riga focusing this year on an assessment of the outlook for the Baltic and Nordic co-operation.
During the meeting the minister will be presented with the Report on the Baltic and Nordic Co-operation produced by two high level representatives from Latvia and Denmark - former Latvian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Valdis Birkavs and former Danish Minister of Defence Søren Gade, both authorized for the task by NB8 foreign ministers.
The agenda of the meeting also includes topics of international significance, such as recent developments in Afghanistan, the development of the NATO Strategic Concept, and preparations for the OSCE Summit.
This year, the annual NB8 Foreign Ministers Meeting is organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia as co-ordinator of the Baltic-Nordic co-operation for 2010. This is the first time that Latvia has assumed the co-ordinating function for NB8.
For the attention of the media!
26 August The Ethnographic Open Air Museum of Latvia
(Rīga, Brīvības gatve 440):
At 18.20 Foreign Minister Aivis Ronis welcomes the ministers at the "Kurzeme homestead".
At 18.40 - a group photograph.
27 August The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia
(Rīga, K.Valdemāra iela 3)
From 8.45 to 9.00 – the arrival of participants.
From 11.45 to 12.15 – a press briefing.
Media representatives who wish to attend the above events are requested to inform the Foreign Ministry Press Centre by tel. 67016272 before 5 p.m. on 25 August.