President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis presented the Letters of Credentials to Ambassador of Latvia to the USA Andris Teikmanis, Ambassador of Latvia to the United Kingdom Baiba Braže, and Ambassador of Latvia to the OECD Ivita Burmistre on Friday, July 2016.
President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis will be on annual leave between 25 July 2016 and 12 August 2016, while the Speaker of the Saeima will fulfil the duties of the President of Latvia in accordance with Article 52 of the Satversme (Latvian Constitution).
“Values of the Olympics unite athletes and fans of different nationalities, races, and beliefs around the world. I am truly pleased that Latvia has prepared a strong Olympic team for Rio Olympics that will represent red-white-red flag of Latvia there,” said President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis during presentation event of Latvian Olympic team.
Under the current global security situation, good military cooperation acquires even greater importance, stressed President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis when meeting Chief of Staff Commander Lieutenant General Timothy Evans of the Headquarters of NATO Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC).
Great Britain will strengthen its security support for the Baltic States while implementing the decisions made at the NATO Summit in Warsaw on increasing military presence on Eastern flank, stressed President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis after his meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson. During the discussion, the parties recognized that the current Latvian-British co-operation in the issues of defence was successful by providing the air policing of the Baltic airspace, establishment of NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence, and participation of the Latvian Armed Forces in NATO military exercises.
On Tuesday, July 19, First Lady of Latvia Iveta Vējone took part in the afternoon tea hosted by Ms. Inguna Peniķe, spouse of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia to the United Kingdom Andris Teikmanis, with Latvian diaspora.
Maintaining contact with their homeland is the most important for Latvian citizens abroad, because that is the only possible way to keep the love of their country, on Tuesday evening, July 19, stressed President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis during his meeting with compatriots in London, Great Britain. The meeting was attended by around 160 Latvia nationals permanently residing in the United Kingdom, who had the opportunity to ask questions to the President of Latvia.
Great Britain wishes to maintain close strategic relations with Latvia to be able to continue the successful bilateral cooperation and active political dialogue, said President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis after a meeting with Speaker of the UK House of Commons John Bercowand Madam Speaker of the UK House of Lords Baroness D'Souza today.
President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis and First Lady of Latvia Iveta Vējone had an audience with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in London Tuesday, July 19. During the audience, the President of Latvia invited Her Majesty to visit Latvia on the occasion of the centenary celebrations of the state of Latvia in 2018.
President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis and First Lady of Latvia Iveta Vējone went on official visit to the United Kingdom, which will last from July 18 to July 20.