Latvia's ambassadors have their annual get-together in online format
From 18 to 29 January 2021, the heads of Latvia’s diplomatic missions abroad and Latvian Ambassadors residing in Rīga will have their annual meeting online to discuss the priorities and current tasks of the Foreign Service. According to tradition, the meeting was opened by Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs, a ministry press release said.
Council of Europe committee reports on Navalny poisoning
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights is to organise a parliamentary hearing by videoconference on the subject of “the poisoning of Alexey Navalny” on Tuesday 19th January 2021, beginning at around 11:30 am Rīga Time.
Latvia, China discuss political matters
On 13 January 2021, political consultations of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Latvia and China were held in a video-conferencing format co-chaired by the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Andris Pelšs, and the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, Qin Gang, a press release from the Ministry said.
Latvian government signals support for EU's 'Brexit' deal
The government has approved Latvia's national position on the agreement between the European Union (EU) and former EU member state the United Kingdom on future relations, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš said in a remote press conference December 28, LTV reports. 
Latvia to co-chair UN Science, Technology and Innovation Forum in 2021
Latvia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Andrejs Pildegovičs, has been appointed to act as co-chair of the United Nations Science, Technology and Innovation Forum in 2021, to be held on 4–5 May in New York, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed December 16..
Latvia wants proper investigation of Belarus civil rights abuses
On 4 December 2020, the Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, took part in an interactive dialogue with the High Commissioner of the United Nations for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet Jeria, concerning her report on the human rights situation in Belarus.
Latvia pledges "unwavering support" to democracy in Belarus
On 13 November 2020, the Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, met with the leader of the Belarusian opposition, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, and effective president-elect of the country, who was also taking part in the annual security and foreign policy forum the Rīga Conference 2020.
Latvia to preview its UN Security Council aspirations
On 23 October 2020, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, and continuing with the public debate on Latvia’s candidacy for a seat on the United Nations Security Council, a presentation and a discussion will be held on a study by the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, titled “Latvia’s interests and opportunities in becoming a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council” (UNSC).
France, Latvia, Lithuania make joint declaration on 'protection of democracies'
France, Latvia and Lithuania have released the text of a joint declaration on the importance of protecting democracy. It is reprduced below in full and is signed by French President Emmanuel Macron, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda and Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš -- not President Egils Levits, who welcomes Macron to Rīga later on Tuesday. 
Latvia sanctions 101 more Belarus officials
Based on the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia, as well as in coordination with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Estonia and Lithuania, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs on September 25 announced the imposition of an indefinite entry ban on 101 Belarusian officials.
Lexicographer wins annual Balts' Award
On 22 September 2020 in Riga, the Foreign Minister of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs and the Foreign Minister of Lithuania, Linas Linkevičius, presented diplomat and linguist, Alberts Sarkanis, with the annual Balts’ Award bestowed by the two countries for outstanding achievements in research and fostering the Balts’ heritage.
Lukashenko sacks Belarusian ambassador to Latvia
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko signed an order on Wednesday for the dismissal of the Belarusian ambassador to Latvia, Vasily Markovich  (Маркович Василий Михайлович), Latvian Television reported September 16.

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