President Egils Levits said "Latvia looks forward to continued strong transatlantic alliance".
Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris on victory in US presidential elections. Latvia looks forward to continued strong transatlantic alliance. Faith in democracy & rules-based international order.— Egils Levits (@valstsgriba) November 7, 2020
Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš (a dual U.S./Latvian citizen) added a similar message on social media.
On behalf of the Latvian Government, I congratulate the #US President-Elect @JoeBiden and Vice President @KamalaHarris ! We are looking forward to work together with our close friend and ally to strenghten the transatlantic bond and ???? bilateral relations!— Krišjānis Kariņš (@krisjaniskarins) November 7, 2020
The Ministry of foreign Affairs also wasted no time in offering congratulations.
Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris, looking forward to fostering bilateral cooperation and transatlantic relations, many thanks for your continuous support to Latvia and the security of the Baltic states ?? ?? pic.twitter.com/3fow9GN4Ps— Edgars Rinkēvičs (@edgarsrinkevics) November 7, 2020
Saeima speaker Ināra Mūrniece and chairman of the Saeima Foreign Affairs Committee Rihards Kols also weighed in.
My warmest congratulations to President-Elect @JoeBiden and Vice President-Elect @KamalaHarris! Joe Biden has been a true friend of Latvia, we look forward to working together in the years to come! ????— Rihards Kols (@RihardsKols) November 7, 2020
Readers may recall that Joe Biden is no stranger to Latvia, having given a speech at the Latvian National Library back in 2016. As LSM reported at the time, the speech was particularly memorable as it included a dig at then-presidential-hopeful Donald J. Trump.
"Don't listen to that other fellow - he knows not of what he speaks - and he doesn't know of what he speaks," said Biden.