Riga's Dom Cathedral joined other churches around Europe April 16 in ringing its bells to express solidarity with the people of Paris after a catastrophic fire caused extensive damage to the famous cathedral of Notre Dame in the French capital.
On 11 and 12 April 2019, Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkēvičs is representing Latvia at the 8th summit of Heads of State and Government of Central and Eastern Europe and China (the so-called 16+1 format) in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
On 1 April 2019 in Palanga, Lithuania, Latvia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, took part in the 7th meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Baltic States and Nordic countries (NB8) and the Visegrád Group countries (V4).
The Saeima in the final reading on March 21 adopted a bill on the rights of British citizens after the UK leaves the EU.
Officials in Latvia were among world leaders offering condolences and support to New Zealand March 15 in the wake of mass shootings in New Zealand which have claimed at least 49 lives.
On 11 March 2019, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted a public seminar for lawyers and supervisory authorities titled “Sanctions in Latvia: Application and Compliance,” the ministry said in a release.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has presented European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis with the Ukrainian Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise for his contribution in strengthening relations between Ukraine and the European Union and supporting Ukrainian sovereignty, LETA was informed by Dombrovskis' adviser Maija Celmiņa.
On 27 February Latvia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, met with the Minister of State for European Affairs of Ireland, Helen McEntee, who was in Riga on a visit, the Foreign Ministry said.
On 19 February 2019, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, took part in the meeting of the General Affairs Council in Brussels, at which Member State representatives discussed progress in negotiations on the EU budget for 2021–2027.
Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš makes his first foreign trip February 8, a short hop north to visit his Estonian counterpart, Jüri Ratas in Tallinn.
Latvia backs Juan Guaidó as Venezuela's interim president, Latvia's Foreign Ministry said in a press announcement February 4.
New Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš had his first joint meeting with his counterparts from fellow Baltic states Estonia and Lithuania February 4 - or rather he would have done had not the weather intervened.
In a joint move, the chairs of the Foreign Affairs Committees of the parliaments of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have nominated the journalism collective Bellingcat for a Pulitzer Prize in Journalism 2019 for its investigative reporting.
The Latvian Institute for International Affairs (LIIA) recently launched its 2019 Foreign and Security Policy Yearbook, in cooperation with the Parliament of the Republic of Latvia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.
The annual foreign policy debate is taking place at the Latvian Saeima on January 24.
Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs took part in the meeting of the European Union (EU) Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels January 21, at which EU Foreign Ministers discussed the fight against disinformation.
On 18 January 2019, the Foreign Ministry’s Parliamentary Secretary, Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica, presented the draft Development Cooperation Policy Plan for 2019 to the Consultative Board for Development Cooperation Policy.
On 15 January 2019, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, together with his counterparts from Estonia, Lithuania, and Poland visited Ukraine to pledge their support for Ukraine over Russia’s aggression and imposition of a blockade on the Kerch Strait and the Sea of Azov.
Latvian Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis met his Estonian and Lithuanian counterparts in Vilnius, Lithuania, on December 17.
The Latvian parliament on December 13 adopted a declaration condemning the aggressive actions of Russia in the Sea of Azov and the Kerch strait.
On 11 December 2018, Latvia'sMinister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, took part in the meeting of the European Union General Affairs Council in Brussels, at which ministers held a discussion on progress in negotiations on the EU’s Multiannual Financial Framework for 2021–2027.
The United States' ambassador to Latvia, Nancy Bikoff Pettit said December 9 that Latvia needs to do a lot more to tackle corruption or risk paying heavy financial, politicial and social penalties.
Latvia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, took part in the 25th Ministerial Council of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Milan on December 6, using the opportunity to re-state Latvia''s strong support for Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression.
Members of the Danish royal family became the latest aristocrats to pay a visit to Latvia during its centenary year on December 6.
On 27 November at the library of the University of Latvia, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Andris Pelšs, unveiled an exhibition titled “Latvia–Greece Relations 1918–2018” devoted to the history of political, economic and cultural contacts between the Republic of Latvia and the Hellenic Republic.
Latvia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on November 26 joined several other countries in condemning what it described as Russia's "aggressive actions" in the sea of Azov which have resulted in clashes with Ukraine.
Latvia took its place alongside a large number of other countries November 12 in condemning the holding of what it called "illegitimate 'elections' in the so-called “Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics” on 11 November.
On 9 November 2018, the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted the eleventh annual conference entitled “The Latvian Language in the European Union: Language as the main translation tool, aspect and value”, at which translation professionals and experts from other areas discussed the role of the Latvian language in the EU, the ministry said in a press release.