Security Police requests info on Riga City Council's foreign visits

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After a Security Police request, Riga's municipal executive director Juris Radzevičs on January 5 asked municipality employees and council members to report their planned business trips to Russia, Belarus and other CIS states as well as to China, and to list their previous official and unofficial visits to the countries, reported LETA Thursday.

The municipality employees and council members have to provide the information to the Riga Council Secretariat which is to forward it to the Security Police.

The information is requested by January 15 and is to include reports on both planned business trips to the countries as well as official and unofficial visits by delegations of those countries in 2016.

Furthermore, the information is to include info on any contacts Riga municipality employees and officials have with diplomats, embassy employees or communications officers.

The employees and officials with access to top-level secrets have to report their private trips to the countries as well, no later than two weeks after the trips take place.

Radzevičs said that this is not a usual yearly request by the Security Police. 

The Security Police is a counter-intelligence and interior security force under the Interior Ministry.

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