“I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service”— Edgars Rinkēvičs (@edgarsrinkevics) September 8, 2022
This has been an exemplary public service for so many decades.
My most sincere condolences to the British people and the Royal family on the death of Her Majesty the Queen
Latvian President Egils Levits and Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš also sent condolences to the Royal Family.
My deepest condolences to the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Whole generations have grown up during her rule and today feel great sadness at this loss. 🇱🇻🇬🇧— Egils Levits (@valstsgriba) September 8, 2022
Deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Her Majesty the Queen. My sincere condolences to our UK friends. Her Majesty was the most inspiring leader, serving people with remarkable dedication. We shall honour HM’s legacy as we strengthen 🇱🇻🇬🇧 relations.— Krišjānis Kariņš (@krisjaniskarins) September 8, 2022
Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-reigning monarch, paid a visit to Latvia in 2006 meeting with then-president Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga. In an interview with Latvian Television on Thursday, former president Vīķe-Freiberga said: "Her life is proof to how important the functions of a representative head of state can be and play a political role."
A video from the archive documenting the visit is seen below.