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Latvia says Putin makes a bad historian
The Latvian Foreign Ministry has released a statement June 20 pointing out that a piece of writing with Russian President Vladimir Putin's name attached is misleading and full of inaccurate information.
Latvia objects to Russian Duma's switch on Molotov-Ribbentrop pact
On 18 June 2020, the Latvian Foreign Ministry's Political Director, Jānis Mažeiks, met with the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Latvia, Yevgeny Lukyanov (Лукьянов Евгений Владимирович) to present Latvia's position on draft legislation now pending in Russia's State Duma, that would aim to revoke resolution No. 979-1 of 24 December 1989 adopted by the Congress of People's Deputies of the USSR that condemned the secret protocol of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.
130 countries sign up to "infodemic" pledge
Acting on an initiative inspired by Latvia, 130 countries of the United Nations Organization (UN) on June 12 delivered a cross-regional statement on countering widespread disinformation -- the neologism "infodemic" is used to describe it -- in the context of the COVID-19 health crisis.
Latvia and Estonia have village chat about COVID-19
In the village of Kaelase in Pärnu County, Estonia, on 12 June 2020, the fifth informal seminar of the Latvian and Estonian foreign ministries was held along with a bilateral meeting between the Latvian Foreign Minister, Edgars Rinkēvičs, and, his colleague, Urmas Reinsalu, the Estonian Foreign Minister.
US Embassy donates tests and lab equipment to Latvia
On Friday, June 12, the U.S. ambassador in Latvia John L. Carwile handed over test kits and laboratory equipment to the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Defense, U.S. embassy said in a media statement on June 12.
Diplomats turn essayists to mark centenary
Members of Latvia's diplomatic corps have attempted to prove the pen is mightier than the sword by publishing a collection of essays to mark the upcoming hundred year anniversary of Latvia’s de jure international recognition. 
Applicants invited for Foreign Ministry grant program
Latvia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced a grant project competition "Support for development cooperation in recipient countries selected by the Republic of Latvia" which applies to specific European Union Eastern Partnership countries – Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine – as well as the following countries in Central Asia – Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
Latvia extends participation in EU's Ukraine advisory mission
On 7 April 2020, the Latvian Cabinet approved the extension of the posting of four civilian experts – Raimonds Deičmanis, Eva Ikauniece, Raimonds Koptenkovs and Oskars Kastēns – as part of the European Union (EU) Advisory Mission for Civil Security Sector Reform Ukraine (EUAM).
Lukashenko's visit to Latvia put on hold
Latvian State President Egils Levits had a telephone call with his Belarusian counterpart, Alexander Lukashenko March in which the pair discussed a future visit of the authoritarian leader to Latvia, reported the Latvian presidential press service.
Poland and Baltics back North Macedonian and Albanian EU bids
From 3 March to 5 March 2020, the Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, is visiting Albania and North Macedonia together with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Jacek Czaputowicz, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Linas Linkevičius, and the Undersecretary for European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Märt Volmer.
Latvia and U.S. sign declaration on future of 5G communications
Latvia and the United States on February 27 signed a "Joint Declaration on 5G Security" in a move that effectively aligns Latvia's future development of its 5G communications networks with the U.S. line on avoiding the use of Chinese companies, and in particular Huawei, in vital parts of 5G networks. 
Danish court approves Misāne's continued custody
A Copenhagen court on February 14 ruled that Latvian citizen Kristīne Misāne should remain in custody pending an extradition request in place from South Africa, where she will face charges of kidnapping, document forgery and other charges.
Latvian Defense Minister wades into Danish-South African extradition row
With the Latvian Foreign Ministry and Justice Ministry already deeply involved in negotiations with Denmark over the controversial extradition of a Latvian citizen to South Africa, a minister without any obvious brief to get involved in extradition cases has also charged into the fray.