21 April 2018 sees the coming into force of documents that permanently demarcate the border between Latvia and Russia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a release.
Latvian officials have expressed condolences to Algeria about the fatal April 11 plane crash of a military plane that saw more than 250 people die in what was the country's worst-ever air disaster.
President of the United States of America Donald J. Trump played host to the Presidents of the three Baltic states, plus their entourages, at the White House in Washington, D.C. March 3.
Latvia's president and other officials were en route to Washington D.C. April 2 ahead of a summit meeting involving all three Baltic presidents and U.S. President Donald J. Trump on april 3.
Russia will expel one Latvian diplomat from the country, who will have to leave the country by April 6, Foreign Ministry spokesman Gints Jegermanis told the LETA newswire March 30.
On 27 March 2018, Latvia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the start of its latest grant project competition, "Support for development cooperation project in recipient countries selected by the Republic of Latvia".
Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs said March 26 Latvia would be expelling a Russian diplomat for activities not consistent with their duties and in a show of solidarity with the United Kingdom in response to the Skripal poisoning case.
In solidarity with the United Kingdom and other European Union member states, Latvia will decide on the expulsion of suspected Russian security service operatives working under diplomatic cover, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs (Unity) told Latvian Radio March 23.
At a meeting in Brussels on 22 March, the governments of the Baltic countries and Poland as well as the President of the European Commission, said there would be synchronization of the electricity networks of the Baltic states with the continental European system by 2025.
On 20 March, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the Development Cooperation Policy Plan for 2018 drawn up by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The plan sets out concrete measures for putting into practice Latvia’s Development Cooperation Policy Guidelines for 2016–2020 and has a strong emphasis on support for Ukraine.
The Latvian Foreign Ministry has advised the British Council in Russia and the BBC's Russian Service that they would be very welcome if they want to set up shop in Latvia after being expelled from Russia, the LETA newswire reported March 20.
Latvia's government on March 16 issued a reminder that four years on from Russia's illegal annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region, nothing has changed as fr as recognition of the aggression is concerned.
Latvia's government on March 13 said it fully supported the United Kingdom in its stand-off with Russia over what are believed to be attempts by Russian agencies to carry out chemical assassinations on UK soil.
Latvian Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis met with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Friday, March 9, in Vilnius as part of a series of meetings between the premiers of the Baltic states and Poland.
The head of the Roman Catholic church, Pope Francis, will visit Latvia on September 24 this year, Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis confirmed March 9.
Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs, currently on a trip to the United States, said March 6 continuing U.S. support in the area of defense and security remains "indispensable".
On Thursday 1 March, Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis welcomed Volodymyr Groysman, Prime Minister of Ukraine, to Rīga for talks about economic cooperation and the security situation.
United States Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan was in Latvia February 22 for a series of high-level meetings.
President Raimonds Vējonis took advantage of his attendance at the Winter Olympic games in South Korea February 13 to have a meeting with his South Korean counterpart.
Latvian officials have offered their condolences to Russia following the crash of a passenger airliner near Moscow.
Vice-President of the European Union, Maroš Šefčovič said in Rīga February 2 that the Baltic states and Poland should agree on future plans to synchronize their electricity grids with the rest of Europe by June.
Diplomatic efforts appeared to pay off January 31 with Ukraine responding to Latvian demands and removing Latvia from a list of potential tax havens that threatened to complicate trade between the two countries, according to reports in Ukrainian media.
Latvia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has sent a note to Ukraine - a form of initial official protest drawing attention to a topic of perceived importance - over Latvia's inclusion on a Ukrainian list of potential tax haven countries.
Latvia's annual foreign and security policy yearbook was launched January 23 by Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics.
Prime Minister of Denmark Lars Lokke Rasmussen paid a brief visit to Latvia December 15.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made the first-ever visit of a sitting Japanese PM to Latvia January 13, a little over a month after his Latvian counterpart Maris Kučinskis made history in the other direction when he visited Tokyo.
Baltic nations Latvia and Lithuania made a move to emphasize what they have in common on January 11 by setting up a new annual award.
Chairwoman of the Saeima (Parliament of Latvia) Ināra Mūrniece together with some of her counterparts from the Nordic Countries and the Baltic States is on a visit to the People’s Republic of China, where they will meet with the President of China, and discuss possibilities for cooperation with the communist superpower. The visit will last from January 7 until January 12.
Latvian authorities have returned two Russian journalists to their homeland after they were found in Latvia despite being on an entry blacklist for past propagandistic activities.
Latvia on December 21 chose not to express an opinion regarding United States President Donald Trump's unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel during a vote at the United Nations in New York.