On 19 February 2019, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, took part in the meeting of the General Affairs Council in Brussels, at which Member State representatives discussed progress in negotiations on the EU budget for 2021–2027.
Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš makes his first foreign trip February 8, a short hop north to visit his Estonian counterpart, Jüri Ratas in Tallinn.
Latvia backs Juan Guaidó as Venezuela's interim president, Latvia's Foreign Ministry said in a press announcement February 4.
New Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš had his first joint meeting with his counterparts from fellow Baltic states Estonia and Lithuania February 4 - or rather he would have done had not the weather intervened.
In a joint move, the chairs of the Foreign Affairs Committees of the parliaments of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have nominated the journalism collective Bellingcat for a Pulitzer Prize in Journalism 2019 for its investigative reporting.
The Latvian Institute for International Affairs (LIIA) recently launched its 2019 Foreign and Security Policy Yearbook, in cooperation with the Parliament of the Republic of Latvia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.
The annual foreign policy debate is taking place at the Latvian Saeima on January 24.
Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs took part in the meeting of the European Union (EU) Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels January 21, at which EU Foreign Ministers discussed the fight against disinformation.
On 18 January 2019, the Foreign Ministry’s Parliamentary Secretary, Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica, presented the draft Development Cooperation Policy Plan for 2019 to the Consultative Board for Development Cooperation Policy.
On 15 January 2019, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, together with his counterparts from Estonia, Lithuania, and Poland visited Ukraine to pledge their support for Ukraine over Russia’s aggression and imposition of a blockade on the Kerch Strait and the Sea of Azov.
Latvian Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis met his Estonian and Lithuanian counterparts in Vilnius, Lithuania, on December 17.
The Latvian parliament on December 13 adopted a declaration condemning the aggressive actions of Russia in the Sea of Azov and the Kerch strait.
On 11 December 2018, Latvia'sMinister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, took part in the meeting of the European Union General Affairs Council in Brussels, at which ministers held a discussion on progress in negotiations on the EU’s Multiannual Financial Framework for 2021–2027.
The United States' ambassador to Latvia, Nancy Bikoff Pettit said December 9 that Latvia needs to do a lot more to tackle corruption or risk paying heavy financial, politicial and social penalties.
Latvia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, took part in the 25th Ministerial Council of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Milan on December 6, using the opportunity to re-state Latvia''s strong support for Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression.
Members of the Danish royal family became the latest aristocrats to pay a visit to Latvia during its centenary year on December 6.
On 27 November at the library of the University of Latvia, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Andris Pelšs, unveiled an exhibition titled “Latvia–Greece Relations 1918–2018” devoted to the history of political, economic and cultural contacts between the Republic of Latvia and the Hellenic Republic.
Latvia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on November 26 joined several other countries in condemning what it described as Russia's "aggressive actions" in the sea of Azov which have resulted in clashes with Ukraine.
Latvia took its place alongside a large number of other countries November 12 in condemning the holding of what it called "illegitimate 'elections' in the so-called “Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics” on 11 November.
On 9 November 2018, the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted the eleventh annual conference entitled “The Latvian Language in the European Union: Language as the main translation tool, aspect and value”, at which translation professionals and experts from other areas discussed the role of the Latvian language in the EU, the ministry said in a press release.
Latvian foreign minister Edgars Rinkēvičs will represent Latvia at the Northern Future Forum in Oslo, Norway, October 29.
The Baltic Assembly, a meeting of parliamentarians from all three Baltic states, is taking place in Vilnius, Lithuania October 25-26.
On 23-24 October, the second meeting of the Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) took place in Stockholm under the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a release October 24.
On 16 October 2018, the Latvian Cabinet of Ministers approved a draft resolution prepared by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which will give additional money to a range of interntional organizations of which Latvia is a member.
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.