On 3 December 2019, the Latvian Cabinet of Ministers approved a draft resolution prepared by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that will mean Latva pays contributions to various international organizations from the Foreign Ministry's budget.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia said November 23 it felt "astonishment" at a comment made by the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation "questioning the judgement of the Constitutional Court of Latvia about the language of instruction in private education institutions in Latvia."
Latvia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement November 22 pointing out that the Russian Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman was being less than wholly accurate in her pronouncements on Latvia.
The new ambassador of the United States of America to Latvia presented his credentials to President Egils Levits at Rīga Castle November 5.
Russian singer Grigory Leps will likely have to cancel planned performances in Latvia after being blacklisted by the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, effectively barring his entry to the country.
Current European Union (EU) Ambassador to Canada Pēteris Ustubs has joined European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s cabinet as diplomatic advisor. The new cabinet will begin their work in November.
On 21 October 2019, Riga hosted an e-PINE (Enhanced Partnership in Northern Europe) meeting of cyber-experts from the Baltic States, Nordic countries (NB8) and the United States of America, Latvia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said October 22.
On 17 October 2019, the Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, Sameh Shoukry, who was in Latvia on an official visit: the first visit to Latvia by an Egyptian Foreign Minister.
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was on an official visit to Latvia October 16.
Another high-profile visitor dropped into the Latvian capital October 15 in the form of Charles Michel, who will take over from Donald Tusk as President of the European Council on December 1.
Latvia on October 11 followed the lead of Lithuania and Estonia in noting the inappropriate nature of a "celebration" planned in Moscow this weekend, describing it instead as an "unfriendly action."
On 9 October 2019 in Riga, the Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, had a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden, Ann Linde, during which the Ministers discussed bilateral relations, current issues for the European Union (EU), international relations and cooperation in international organisations, the ministry reported.
On 7 October 2019, the Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, during his official visit in Ukraine, had meetings with the Speaker of Parliament, Dmytro Razumkov, Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vadym Prystaiko, using the occasion to "express Latvia’s readiness to provide rehabilitation services for Ukrainians released from detention in Russia on 7 September 2019," according to a statement from the ministry.
Latvia is minded to back a new Brexit postponement in order to prevent the UK's disorderly withdrawal from the European Union (EU), Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs (New Unity arty) told the LETA newswire through his spokesman Martins Dregeris October 6.
On 1 October 2019, the Cabinet of Ministers of Latvia approved the posting of the civilian expert, Dace Meilija, to the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine as of 7 October this year, reported the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Opening an embassy in Australia, which has a sizable Latvian diaspora of post-WWII refugees and their relatives, is among the named budget priorities for 2020. Together with Brazil, Australia is the second country that the Foreign Ministry named as an important location for opening an embassy.
Latvia's foreign minister has repeated a suggestion that India should open an embasy in Latvia.
While on working visit to the United States of America on 22-27 September, the President of Latvia, Egils Levits, participated in the UN General Assembly in New York September 24, giving his first speech to fellow leaders.
On 24 September 2019, resident and non-resident ambassadors accredited to Latvia will swap their familiar metropolitan surroundings for the undiscovered beauties of Latgale on their annual regional trip.
A meeting due to be held in Rīga next month will feature Chinese Minister of Culture and Tourism, Luu Shugang, it was revealed September 20.
Wen Wei Po, a state-owned Hong Kong-based Chinese language newspaper, on August 24 published an article mocking the independence of the three Baltic states in which it was also stated that, instead of anticipated success, the countries were left in squalor and the standard of living today is even lower than during the Soviet period, Estonia's ERR News reported, citing Estonian daily Postimees.
Latvia lined up alongside other countries September 9 to condemn elections held in occupied Crimea as phony.
The investigative journalism group Re:Baltica in its latest report has turned its attention towards China and in particular the use of the Chinese state-run "Confucius Institute" cultural centers as "soft power" tools.
The man likely to lead European foreign policy for the next few years is in Rīga August 30.
With the increasing likelihood of a "no deal" Brexit seeing the United Kingdom crash out of the European Union on October 31, Latvian citizens and their dependents are being urged to register with the UK immigration authorities without delay if they want to remain in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
The weird and wonderful mind of the Russian Foreign Ministry issued a characteristically oddball rant against the Baltic states August 27.
Latvia is wrapping up its presidency of the Arms Trade Treaty organization from 26 to 30 August 2019 at a week-long plenary meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Latvia is among the countries issuing a "Joint statement on so-called 'presidential elections' in Abkhazia" August 26.
Congratulations poured in from many well-known figures and institutions August 23 as the Baltic states celebrated 30 years since the historic events of the Baltic Way.