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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.
Danish ambassador summoned to Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
On 10 February, Danish Ambassador Flemming Stender was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by Secretary of State Andris Pelšs where he was presented with a "démarche" - a diplomatic term used to denote a formal representation of one government's official position, views, or wishes on a given subject to the envoy of another government.
Kariņš in Tallinn to talk with Baltic counterparts and EU Commissioner
Friday, 7 February sees Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas hosting Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš and Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis in Tallinn within the framework of the Baltic Council of Ministers.

"The meeting will focus on Rail Baltic and other regional connections, as well as the EU multiannual financial framework for 2021-2027. Also participating in the meeting will be Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources," said an Estonian government press release.

“Estonia coordinates the work of the Baltic Council of Ministers in 2020. One of our priorities is improving connectivity in the region. We will continue to work closely on regional energy and transport projects such as Rail Baltica and the synchronisation of the Baltic electricity grid with the continental system, which will benefit the whole region,” said Prime Minister Jüri Ratas before the meeting.
Baiba Braže to take up new NATO role
One of Latvia's most popular diplomats is to swap her ambassadorship for a senior role at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), it was announced January 29.
Latvian PM Kariņš visits Belarus
Latvan Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš made the short trip across the eastern border to Belarus January 16 for meetings with his Belarusian counterpart Sergei Roumas and long-time President Alexander Lukashenko.
Once again, Latvia calls for India to open an embassy in Rīga
On 14 January in New Delhi, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, met with the Minister of External Affairs of India, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, and used the occasion - not for the first time - to invite India to open an embassy in Rīga.
Video: Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó's press conference in Rīga
On 10 January 2020 in Riga, the Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, Péter Szijjártó, who was in Latvia on a brief working visit to discuss bilateral relations and issues important for the European Union in its relations with neighbouring countries.
40,000 Latvians still believed to be "unregistered" in UK
Latvian officials suspect that around 40,000 Latvian citizens of an estimated 117,000 who currently live and work in the United Kingdom have yet to register with the British authorities, one of the consequences of the "Brexit" withdrawal of the UK from the European Union.
Latvia and Russia compare notes in Moscow
On 12 December 2019, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, Andris Pelšs, held political consultations with the First Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Titov, the ministry said in a news release.
Foreign Ministry development conference live online
On 12 December 2019, the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosts a conference devoted to development cooperation, titled “Latvia’s contribution to sustainable global development: Seeking new cooperation models”, organised in cooperation with  NGO the Latvian Platform for Development Cooperation.