Former politician Solvita Āboltiņa is in line to occupy Latvia's diplomatic palazzo in Rome after her candidacy for the position of ambassador to Italy was supported by the Saeima Foreign Affairs Committee, according to information available to Latvian Television (LTV).
Latvia and Sweden talked June 18 about the gulf that separates them - specifically, the Gulf of Riga and the wider Baltic Sea
On Monday, June 18, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs submitted to the Latvian Embassy in Moscow a list of Latvian citizens for whom entry bans to the Russian Federation have been confirmed, the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said June 19.
The prime ministers of the three Baltic states and Poland are meeting in Tallinn June 3-5 in the latest of a series of recent get-togethers.
On 26 May 2018, Latvia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, made a working visit to Sweden and took part in a Baltic Day event, “Baltics 100 years” in the Skansen Open-Air Museum in Stockholm, his ministry said in a statement.
On 24 May 2018, the foreign services of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia met for consular consultations in Riga to discuss cooperation on consular issues, Latvia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, used a visit to the United Nations 18 May 2018 in New York, to call for the deployment of UN-backed peacekeepers in eastern Ukraine.
The Baltic states' foreign ministers will meet with the United States president's national security advisor John Bolton on Wednesday reported the LETA news agency May 16.
Members of the three Baltic parliaments meet in Tallinn, Estonia May 11 to discuss mutual cooperation in crisis situations such as cyber-attack and environmental disasters, the press service of Estonia's parliament said in a release.
Latvia's embassy in Moscow, Russia, came under attack on the evening of May 9 - celebrated in the country as 'Victory Day' - according to Latvia's Foreign Minister.
Latvia's Foreign Ministry said May 2 it was prepared for a lengthy process of negotiation over the size and shape of a future European Union budget once the United Kingdom has left the Union.
A diplomatic row has erupted over a film on the Russian-speaking minority of Latvia, broadcast on public Franco-German TV ARTE. Titled Culture War in Latvia (Kulturkampf in Lettland), the film alleges oppression of the Russian speakers in Latvia, reports LTV.
Latvia will take the European Commission to the international courts over the impounding by Norway of a crab fishing ship more than a year ago, Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis said April 24.
A bunch of royal representatives will be making their way to Latvia this week.
21 April 2018 sees the coming into force of documents that permanently demarcate the border between Latvia and Russia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a release.
Latvian officials have expressed condolences to Algeria about the fatal April 11 plane crash of a military plane that saw more than 250 people die in what was the country's worst-ever air disaster.
President of the United States of America Donald J. Trump played host to the Presidents of the three Baltic states, plus their entourages, at the White House in Washington, D.C. March 3.
Latvia's president and other officials were en route to Washington D.C. April 2 ahead of a summit meeting involving all three Baltic presidents and U.S. President Donald J. Trump on april 3.
Russia will expel one Latvian diplomat from the country, who will have to leave the country by April 6, Foreign Ministry spokesman Gints Jegermanis told the LETA newswire March 30.
On 27 March 2018, Latvia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the start of its latest grant project competition, "Support for development cooperation project in recipient countries selected by the Republic of Latvia".
Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs said March 26 Latvia would be expelling a Russian diplomat for activities not consistent with their duties and in a show of solidarity with the United Kingdom in response to the Skripal poisoning case.
In solidarity with the United Kingdom and other European Union member states, Latvia will decide on the expulsion of suspected Russian security service operatives working under diplomatic cover, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs (Unity) told Latvian Radio March 23.
At a meeting in Brussels on 22 March, the governments of the Baltic countries and Poland as well as the President of the European Commission, said there would be synchronization of the electricity networks of the Baltic states with the continental European system by 2025.
On 20 March, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the Development Cooperation Policy Plan for 2018 drawn up by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The plan sets out concrete measures for putting into practice Latvia’s Development Cooperation Policy Guidelines for 2016–2020 and has a strong emphasis on support for Ukraine.
The Latvian Foreign Ministry has advised the British Council in Russia and the BBC's Russian Service that they would be very welcome if they want to set up shop in Latvia after being expelled from Russia, the LETA newswire reported March 20.
Latvia's government on March 16 issued a reminder that four years on from Russia's illegal annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region, nothing has changed as fr as recognition of the aggression is concerned.
Latvia's government on March 13 said it fully supported the United Kingdom in its stand-off with Russia over what are believed to be attempts by Russian agencies to carry out chemical assassinations on UK soil.