Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was among the first to offer his congratulations, while also thanking outgoing President Egils Levits for his contribution to the defense of Ukraine.
Sincere congratulations to a true friend of Ukraine @edgarsrinkevics on his election as President of the Republic of Latvia. I look forward to continuing 🇺🇦-🇱🇻 close cooperation and partnership for the benefit of our peoples, for the common victory of the values of freedom and…— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) May 31, 2023
Indeed Levits was also among the first to offer congratulations, saying "I am sure that Latvia will be in safe hands in the next four years. Good luck!"
Apsveicu nākamo Valsts prezidentu Edgaru Rinkēviču! Uz Valsts prezidentu gulstas liela atbildība par mūsu valsts un tautas nākotni. Esmu pārliecināts, ka turpmākajos četros gados Latvija būs drošās rokās. Veiksmi!— Egils Levits (@valstsgriba) May 31, 2023
Estonia's President Alar Karis was also quick off the mark and extended an invitation to head north:
From south of the border came this from Lithuania's President Gitanas Nausėda:
Just called & congratulated @edgarsrinkevics on being elected President of 🇱🇻!— Gitanas Nausėda (@GitanasNauseda) May 31, 2023
🇱🇹&🇱🇻 are brotherly nations. We share a common history, strong cultural ties & warm friendship between our people.
Looking forward to working together in the Baltic family!
One of Latvia's senior figures within NATO added her thoughts, too.
Congratulations from #NATO to the newly elected President of Latvia @edgarsrinkevics ! 🇱🇻🇱🇻🇱🇻— Baiba Braže (@NATOBrazeB) May 31, 2023
Sirsnīgi sveicu jaunievēlēto Latvijas prezidentu Edgaru Rinkēviču! Īstais cilvēks īstajā laikā īstajā vietā. #Latvia #Latvija pic.twitter.com/awPpWo6ZYb
European Parliament President Roberta Metsola later added to the congratulations.
Warm congratulations to @edgarsrinkevics, Latvia's new President.— Roberta Metsola (@EP_President) May 31, 2023
Europe continues to count on your personal commitment and Latvia's strong support to Ukraine.
Our priority must be the protection of our shared values 🇪🇺🇱🇻
Latvia's European Commissioner, former Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis, took time out from trade talks between the EU and U.S. to tweet his greetings, describing his party colleague as a "statesman" who has honorably served Latvia internationally.
✅ Apsveicu @edgarsrinkevics ar Saeimas uzticību, ievēlot Valsts prezidenta amatā.— Valdis Dombrovskis (@VDombrovskis) May 31, 2023
Latvija ieguvusi valstsvīru, kurš godam aizstāvēs 🇱🇻 intereses starptautiski, stiprinās Latvijas lomu ES un Latvijas drošību, https://t.co/qW4e0kBQdc. palīdzot Ukrainai uzvarēt. #LatvijaVar pic.twitter.com/mgmFQ58kYh
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken contributed: