On 28 November, Latvia's Cabinet of Ministers adopted two draft decisions on approving the posting of two Latvian civilian experts to international missions in Ukraine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed.
The Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica, took part in the annual Security Policy Summit organised by Friends of Europe, a Brussels-based think-tank November 28, and used the opportunity to talk up Latvia's ability to defend itself against Russian "hybrid threats and cyber attacks".
The head of the Roman Catholic church, Pope Francis, will likely visit Latvia next year as a part of a tour of all three Baltic states, the Latvian President's bureau confirmed November 22.
The foreign ministers of Ireland and Latvia met in Dublin November 15 to coordinate their joint position within the European Union on Britain's plan to quit the union and go it alone.
On 14 November in Riga, the Foreign Minister of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, met with the First Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Russia, Vladimir Titov, who is in Latvia to take part in the regular political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Latvia and Russia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
Macedonia's foreign minister Nikola Dimitrov met his Latvian counterpart Edgars Rinkēvičs in Riga November 2 to talk over a range of topics.
One of Latvia's most experienced politicians and diplomats said November 1 that NATO would most likely need to keep its beefed-up presence in the Baltic states for 10 years.
After one year of membership of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which Latvia worked hard to join, there is a definite sense of quiet satisfaction in the corridors of power about the decision to join.
Latvia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on October 27 clarified the country's position with regard to the disputed declaration of independence by the Catalan parliament.
October 25 should see the last chapter in the lengthy process of deciding precisely where the border between Latvia and the Russian Federation lies.
On 17 October, the Latvian Cabinet of Ministers made a decision on the appointment of two Latvian civilian experts to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a release.
Latvia's popular mobile passport office will be back in action in the Antipodes this month.
With a good deal of the world's attention focused on the nuclear stand-off between North Korea and the United States, Latvia is set to play a supporting role next year when it takes over the chairmanship of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, an international organization that aims to regulate the import and export of nuclear materials around the globe to prevent nuclear weapons proliferation.
Latvia's new ambassador to the Russian Federation, Māris Riekstiņš, received his accreditation from Russian President Vladimir Putin inside the Kremlin October 3.
Latvian officials sent condolences to their counterparts in the United States October 2 following an appalling massacre in Las Vegas, Nevada.