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Press releases and speeches
18.12.2014

Today, December 18, the President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Erlan Abdyldaev to discuss opportunities for cooperation between the two countries.

 
16.12.2014

Latvia conveys its deepest condolences to Pakistan concerning the attack by a group of Taliban on a school in Peshawar in which both children and teachers were killed and injured. Latvia categorically condemns terrorism and violence. Latvia expresses heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims. On this tragic day, our feelings are with the people of Pakistan.   

 
09.12.2014

The President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš accredited the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Croatia H.E. Ms. Anica Djamić and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Albania H.E. Ms. Shpresa Kureta to Latvia on December 9.

 
08.12.2014

Today, December 8, the President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš met with the Minister for European Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany Mr Michael Roth, to discuss the issues of Latvian-German bilateral relations, priorities of the Latvian Presidency of the EU Council, and the issues related to regional security.


 
08.12.2014

Today, December 8, the President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš met with the Prime Minister of Norway H.E. Ms. Erna Solberg in order to discuss political and economic cooperation between the two countries.

 
04.12.2014

Today, December 4, the President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš met with the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz and leaders of EP political groups.

 

During the meeting, challenges for economic growth of the European Union and trends of domestic policy development were discussed. Security situation in Europe in relation to the Russian-Ukrainian conflict was also analysed at the meeting.

 
02.12.2014

Tuesday, December 2, the President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš met with the President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves, the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite, and the President of Poland Bronisław Komorowski during his working visit to Estonia, Kau Manor.

 
26.11.2014

When starting his official visit to Georgia accompanied by seven ministers and more than seventy entrepreneurs, the President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš emphasized that this visit was a testimony of the friendship and mutual understanding that has developed between the two peoples and countries. After a meeting held with the President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili, the President of Latvia emphasized Latvia and Georgia had experienced similar challenges in the past. “Independence movement in our countries more than twenty years ago are still alive in the memory of our peoples. Since then cooperation between our countries that had regained their freedom has really flourished," said Andris Bērziņš.

 
26.11.2014

Dear Mr President! Excellencies! Ladies and gentlemen!

 

I am delighted to visit Georgia. I am grateful to you, Mr President, for your kind welcome and hospitality that the Latvian delegation can enjoy in your beautiful country. 

 

 

 
20.11.2014

Dear Mr Stoltenberg! First, I would like to thank you for coming to Latvia. It is important and significant at such tense time that the Secretary General of NATO chose to visit all three Baltic States as one of his first missions. We appreciate it very much. I congratulate you on acceding the office, which also coincides with major challenges to safety policy not only in Europe, but also in the world.