British minister pays brief visit
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.
Latvia to continue trade with Iran, says Foreign Ministry
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 supports Georgia 10 years on
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.
13 presidents to hold 'informal' September summit in Latvia
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 wins meteoric diplomatic promotion
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 fully backs Pompeo on Crimea stance
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."
Vējonis off to NATO summit with hybrid hope
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.
16+1 summit rolls around again
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.
Latvia's honorary consuls get together in Rīga
From 2 to 4 July 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) will be hosting the ninth meeting of the Honorary Consuls of Latvia with the aim of informing them about the issues high on Latvia’s foreign policy agenda, its economic development and opportunities for business cooperation, including involvement in the export promotion and attraction of investments, the ministry said in a release.
Polish President Duda starts two-day visit
Polish President Andrzej Duda began the official engagements of a two-day working visit to Latvia June 27 with meetings at Rīga Castle with President Raimonds Vējonis and the presentation of a book to the Latvian National Library.
La dolce vita beckons for former Latvian politician
Former politician Solvita Āboltiņa is in line to occupy Latvia's diplomatic palazzo in Rome after her candidacy for the position of ambassador to Italy was supported by the Saeima Foreign Affairs Committee, according to information available to Latvian Television (LTV).
Russia delivers entry-ban list in response to Magnitsky law
On Monday, June 18, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs submitted to the Latvian Embassy in Moscow a list of Latvian citizens for whom entry bans to the Russian Federation have been confirmed, the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said June 19.