Cabinet approves enlarged Ukraine observer mission

On 17 October, the Latvian Cabinet of Ministers made a decision on the appointment of two Latvian civilian experts to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a release.

Latvia to play nuclear role in 2018

With a good deal of the world's attention focused on the nuclear stand-off between North Korea and the United States, Latvia is set to play a supporting role next year when it takes over the chairmanship of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, an international organization that aims to regulate the import and export of nuclear materials around the globe to prevent nuclear weapons proliferation.

Riga Conference ends, panels now online

The annual Riga Conference wrapped up September 30 with a 'Gala reception' in the historic Small Guild in Riga's Old Town, but while the guests enjoyed the hospitality, the organizers of the two-day talking shop were busy clearing up at the national library and putting the whole thing online. 

India asked to open embassy

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, met with Sushma Swarajthe Minister of External Affairs of India 18 September, to discuss political and economic cooperation and ask that India open a Latvian embassy.

Attention, s'il vous plaît!

Latvia's ambassador to France, Imants Liegis, has joined forces with his colleagues representing Estonia and Lithuania in writing to renowned French newspaper Le Monde.

New ambassador in place in Germany

Latvia has a new ambassador in place in key partner Germany after Inga Skujiņa presented her credentials to President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on 29 August in Berlin.

Baltic leaders to meet Pence on Monday

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence who is to arrive on a two-day visit to Tallinn on Sunday will meet with presidents of the three Baltic countries on Monday.

Officials send condolences to UK

Latvian officials sent their condolences to the United Kingdom June 4 following what appeared to be yet another terrorist outrage. 

Latvia, Lithuania visa cooperation extended

An existing agreement between Latvia and Lithuania allowing embassies of each country to issue short-stay visas for the other has been extended with several new locations joining the list of offices included.