During her visit, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya is meeting with the President of Latvia, Egils Levits, the Speaker of the Saeima (Latvian Parliament), Ināra Mūrniece, and members of the Saeima, the Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, and the Mayor of Riga, Mārtiņš Staķis, as well as with former Chair of the Popular Front of Latvia, Romualds Ražuks.
The plans for Tsikhanouskaya’s stay also include an address to members of the Saeima and visits to the Support Center for Residents of Ukraine, the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, and the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office.
The visit kicked off Wednesday with several declarations of support for Belarusian democracy from Latvian officials.
Welcome back to #Riga, leader of free #Belarus @Tsihanouskaya, we discussed support to the democratic movement of Belarus, assistance to political prisoners and media. The world should not forget brave Belarusian men and women who are oppressed by #Lukashenko regime 🇱🇻🤍❤️🤍 pic.twitter.com/VLkRmUpgKy— Edgars Rinkēvičs (@edgarsrinkevics) June 8, 2022
Rīgas draugi ir visi brīvību mīlošie baltkrievi, un mēs vienmēr atbalstīsim baltkrievu demokrātisko kustību!— Mārtiņš Staķis (@MStakis) June 8, 2022
I warmly welcome you to Riga, Sviatlana @Tsihanouskaya!
Жыве́ Белару́сь! #FreeBelarus ⬜️🟥⬜️ pic.twitter.com/pB0XtWykts