On 25 September 2018, the Latvian Cabinet of Ministers approved the posting of civilian Oļegs Lagutins to the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine. As soon as he joins the team, there will be eight Latvian civilian monitors on the OSCE SMM to Ukraine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported.
Pope Francis on September 24 becomes the latest head of state to visit Latvia during its centenary year.
Pope Francis has released a video address to the Baltic states via the Vatican's YouTube online channel ahead of his much-discussed visit.
The Baltic Assembly meets September 20 and 21 in Latvia, with the agenda including changing of clocks.
Latvia's President Raimonds Vējonis participated in a discussion at a meeting of the World Economic Forum in Tianjin, China, on September 19.
On 18-19 September, the Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) convenes in Riga for its first meeting chaired by the Latvian Presidency, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs repors.
Latvian president Raimonds Vējonis met his Chinese counterpart September 18 in Beijing. From 15 September to 20 September 2018 Vējonis is paying a working visit to the People’s Republic of China with his meeting with Xi Jinping one of the main events.
13 European Union non-executive presidents continue informal talks today on the final day of the so-called "Arraiolos" meeting.
Latvia plays host September 13 and 14 to a collection of European heads of state, meeting under the auspices of the "Arraiolos group" which involves non-executive presidents and includes the presidents of Austria, Bulgaria, Greece, Croatia, Estonia, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Finland, and Germany in addition to the host.
The annual Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdrój, Poland, begins September 4, with the future path of Europe on the agenda.
The Latvian and Estonian governments on August 21 held a joint meeting at the National Library of Latvia, commemorating the countries' centenary and discussing regional safety, energy, and information exchange, reported LTV.
The Latvian Foreign Ministry has expressed condolences over the flash flood that killed at least ten people on August 20 in Italy.
Prime Minister Maris Kučinskis met with Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki August 15, in Riga.
Members of the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian parliaments have appealed to the leaders of the EU to pressure Russia to release Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov from prison.
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt paid a brief visit to Rīga August 15 as part of a whistlestop charm offensive as the UK braces itself to leave the European Union.
Latvian officials were quick to offer their sympathy and condolences Tuesday to Italian counterparts following a disastrous bridge collapse in the city of Genoa that is believed to have claimed many lives.
Latvia's Foreign Ministry has confirmed that it would follow the EU in not stopping trade with Iran, despite US calls for the contrary. Nevertheless, Latvia's trade with the country is very limited and has kept on falling for the past few years, reported LTV August 12.
Latvia joined Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine and others in expressing support for the territorial integrity of Georgia 10 years after Russia occupied a significant portion of the country.
President Raimonds Vejonis today handed letters of credence to Latvia’s ambassador-designate to Denmark Alda Vanaga and Latvia’s ambassador-designate to Finland Kristine Naseniece, LETA was told at the Foreign Ministry.
Estonia's new ambassador to Latvia, Arti Hilpus, presented his credentials to Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis in Riga on July 31.
What is the collective noun for a large group of presidents? A ruling? A constitution? A gaggle? Whatever, a large group of national heads of state will meet in Latvia in September, the office of the Latvian president announced July 30.
Former politician and former speaker of the Saeima Solvita Āboltiņa will receive accreditation as Latvia's next ambassador to Italy, according to information by released by the office of the Latvian President July 27.
Latvia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said July 26 it "expresses its strong support" for the Crimea Declaration issued by the United States Secretary of State on 25 July."
On Wednesday and Thursday, 11 and 12 July 2018, President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis will pay a working visit to Brussels, Belgium, to participate in the much-anticipated meeting of NATO Heads of State and Government.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Latvia July 10.
Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis will be in Bulgaria this weekend to attend the latest "16+1" summit of countries in central and eastern Europe plus China, his office confirmed July 5.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit Latvia next week, the Latvian cabinet office confirmed July 3.
Italian President Sergio Mattarella begins a state visit to Latvia July 3.