Diplomacy
Trade talks take place in Rīga
Trade talks take place in Rīga
On June 10 and 11, the Trade Policy Committee of the EU Council held an informal meeting in Rīga, according to a release from the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
'Bucharest 9' summit taking place in Rīga
'Bucharest 9' summit taking place in Rīga
Latvia will be hosting leaders and representatives of Bulgaria, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia June 11 under the banner of the 'Bucharest 9' (B9) summit of NATO member states forming part of the alliance's "eastern flank".
Baiba Braže on Swedish trip
Baiba Braže on Swedish trip
On 10 June 2024, Latvia's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Baiba Braže, is on a working visit to Sweden.
Rīga, Kobe celebrate 50 years of friendship
Rīga, Kobe celebrate 50 years of friendship
June marks the 50th anniversary of the partnership between Riga and Kobe, Japan. Over the years, the cities have carried out many joint projects and have fostered the interest and understanding of the people of the two cities about the different traditions, Latvian Television reports.
Africa in focus in Rīga
Africa in focus in Rīga
On Jue 3 and 4, Rīga will be hosting an international forum, "Latvia and African Countries: Partners for Peace and Resilience", organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
NATO 'eastern flank' summit coming to Rīga June 11
NATO 'eastern flank' summit coming to Rīga June 11
The red carpets will be rolling out in all directions in Rīga June 11 as the city will be hosting a meeting of the 'Bucharest 9' – nine NATO member states forming part of the alliance's "eastern flank".
UAE officials visiting Latvia
UAE officials visiting Latvia
On May 22, the Minister of State to the United Arab Emirates Cabinet at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed bin Ali Al Sayegh is in Latvia on a working visit.
Germany's Scholz, Baltic PMs meet in Rīga
Germany's Scholz, Baltic PMs meet in Rīga
Germany is ready to help defend the Baltic States in the event of possible Russian military aggression, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced in Riga on Monday, May 6 .
Braže talks continued support to Ukraine in Tallinn
Braže talks continued support to Ukraine in Tallinn
On May 6, 2024, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Baiba Braže, was in Estonia on a working visit to discuss bilateral cooperation between Latvia and Estonia and support to Ukraine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a release.
Germany's Scholz in Latvia May 6
Germany's Scholz in Latvia May 6
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will be in Latvia on Monday, May 6 for meetings with the Prime Ministers of all three Baltic states.
Braže will head to Estonia next week
Braže will head to Estonia next week
On 6 May 2024, Latvia's recently-installed Minister of Foreign Affairs, Baiba Braže, will make the short trip north for a working visit to Estonia, it was confirmed May 3.
Latvia welcomes expected arrival of Swedish military muscle
Latvia welcomes expected arrival of Swedish military muscle
The recently announced decision of the Swedish government to deploy mechanized units in Latvia, which will include CV90 infantry fighting vehicles and Leopard 2 tanks, will significantly strengthen the security of the Baltic Sea region and the collective defense of NATO allies said Latvian Prime Minister Evika Siliņa ater a meeting April 26 with Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristerson in Stockholm.
Russia expels two Latvian diplomats
Russia expels two Latvian diplomats
On Thursday, a note on the expulsion of two Latvian diplomats was submitted to the Latvian Chargé d'Affaires at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Diāna Eglīte, Press Secretary of the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, confirmed to LETA.
Kariņš: NATO needs a strategy to 'rein in Russia'
Kariņš: NATO needs a strategy to 'rein in Russia'
Outgoing Latvian Foreign Minister Krišjānis Kariņš wrapped up one of his final assignments April 4 at the meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Brussels, where NATO Allies discussed current security and defence priorities in preparation for the NATO summit to be held in Washington in July.
Blinken: Baltic states are "leading the way in NATO"
Blinken: Baltic states are "leading the way in NATO"
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with the Foreign Ministers of the three Baltic states in Washington March 25, using the occasion to praise what he described as "our close Baltic allies, our close Baltic partners."
Kariņš to jet across the Atlantic for Blinken meeting
Kariņš to jet across the Atlantic for Blinken meeting
On March 25, Latvia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Krišjānis Kariņš, will be in Washington, D.C. after flying across the Atlantic on a working visit, during which he is to take part in a joint meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Baltic States with the United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken.

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