Latvia's foreign policy in focus during January 26 livestreamed event

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January 27 will see the annual foreign policy debate taking place in the Latvian Saeima, but one day before that there is an excellent chance to get a grip on Latvia's foreign policy concerns with the latest livestreamed event from the Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA).

"The year 2022 will bring Latvia a number of opportunities, which will be constantly accompanied by new challenges in various areas of foreign and security policy. An informed society and its participation in promoting the country’s international role are important preconditions for successful policy implementation. The Latvian Institute of International Affairs has once again put its trust in a team of talented and professional experts, inviting them to look at and evaluate various foreign and security policy areas and their progress in 2021, as well as to consider development scenarios for 2022, thus taking part in the process of informing the society and offering recommendations to Latvian policy makers," says advance publicity material from LIIA.

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The event, which starts at 12:00 Rīga time, coincides with the annual publication of the latest Latvian Foreign and Security Policy Yearbook for 2022, and will be livestreamed here on LSM as well as at and the LIIA Facebook account. Questions can be submitted via, event code: #YB2022.

It will take place in Latvian, but with simultaneous translation into English provided.

Taking part in the event will be Andris Sprūds, Director of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs and Professor at Riga Stradiņš University; Edgars Rinkēvičs, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Rihards Kols, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Saeima; Valdis Zatlers, former Latvian President (2007-2011); Gunda Reire, Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs; Mārtiņš Vargulis, Researcher at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs and moderator Sintija Broka.

Closing remarks will come from Reinhard Krumm, Director at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Baltic States.

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