On September 7 in Chernihiv, Ukraine the Ambassador of Latvia to Ukraine, Ilgvars Kļava, acting on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Deputy Resident Representative the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Ukraine, Christophoros Politis, signed an agreement on the reconstruction of infrastructure facilities in the Chernihiv Oblast.
There is still a lot of speculation about the air crash in Russia, which could have killed the leader of the notorious mercenary group Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin. In Ukraine's media and blogger environment, this is another example that Russian leader Vladimir Putin cannot be trusted. the Latvian ambassador to Ukraine, llgvars Kļava, said in an interview to Latvian Radio on August 24.
The speakers of the parliaments of Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany and Ukraine have adopted a joint statement on Ukraine's future membership of NATO in which they ask for allance members attending the Vilnius NATO summit "to commit to Ukraine becoming a NATO member" with a clear path towards that goal.
Latvian member of parliament and chairman of the Saeima Foreign Affairs Committee Rihards Kols (National Alliance) made his voice heard at the meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vancouver, Canada July 2, calling on member states to list the Wagner Group as a terrorist organization.
On June 20, Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, in his capacity of the Chair of the Council of Europe’s (CoE) Committee of Ministers, addressed the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) over the priorities of the Latvian CoE Presidency and current political issues addressed by the CoE Committee of Ministers.
Latvia will have nine seats in the next European Parliament (EP) instead of eight, the EP Constitutional Affairs Committee decided on Monday, June 12. The vote on this decision is scheduled for Thursday at the plenary session in Strasbourg.
On 25 May in Rīga, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, met with the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Tiny Kox, and the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić.
On April 28, during a visit to Odesa, Ukraine, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, together with his counterparts from the Baltic and Nordic countries (NB8) met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba and reiterated their support at the opening event of the Odesa Reconstruction Forum.