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Press releases and speeches
26.05.2015

Today, May 26, the President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš met with the Director of NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence (hereinafter – the Centre) Jānis Kārkliņš to discuss the progress made in the process of establishing the Centre until now and its challenges ahead and to familiarize themselves with the mechanism of its operation. 

 
26.05.2015

Today, May 25, the President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš sent a letter to Mr. Andrzej Duda from Riga congratulating him on behalf of Latvia with his victory in the presidential election in the Republic of Poland. The President of Latvia wished success and durability to the new President of Poland, while performing his new duties.

 
22.05.2015

Today, May 22, during the ongoing EU Eastern Partnership Riga Summit, the President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš met with the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to discuss development of the bilateral relations, the situation in Ukraine and performance of the Minsk agreement, and the vision of Ukraine on further progress of the Eastern Partnership policy and enhancement of cooperation with the European Union (EU).

 
22.05.2015

Today, 22 May, during the ongoing EU Eastern Partnership Riga Summit, the President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš met the Head of the Belarusian delegation, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Vladimir Makei to discuss dynamic development of the bilateral relations and the Belarusian perspective on the way forward of the Eastern Partnership policy. 

 
22.05.2015

Today, May 22, during the ongoing EU Eastern Partnership Riga Summit, the President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš met the Head of Azerbaijani delegation, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Elmar Mammadyarov to discuss development of bilateral relations and the views of Azerbaijan regarding further progress of the Eastern Partnership policy.

 
21.05.2015

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

 

It is a great honour for Latvia to be the presiding country of the Council of the European Union and to welcome so many political leaders from western and eastern countries in such great number here, in our ancient and beautiful Riga today! We are gathered here to discuss ways for expanding the cooperation with those eastern neighbouring countries of the European Union, which have clearly expressed their readiness to ensure specific steps in this direction.

 
21.05.2015

Today, May 21, during the ongoing EU Eastern Partnership Riga Summit, the President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš met with the President of the Republic of Moldova Nicolae Timofte to discuss opportunities for facilitating bilateral relations and further development of the dialogue between the European Union and Moldova in the result of the Riga Summit.

 
21.05.2015

Today, May 21, during the ongoing EU Eastern Partnership Riga Summit, the President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš met with the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan in order to discuss potential for development of the bilateral relations and opportunities for expanding cooperation between Armenia and the European Union (EU).

 
21.05.2015

The President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš met with the Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili during the ongoing EU Eastern Partnership Riga Summit to discuss the cooperation between Latvia as the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) and Georgia in Georgian aspirations for expanding the partnership with the EU, bilateral relations and their development, particularly effect made by the official visit of the President and the delegation of Latvia to Georgia in November last year, today on May 21.

 
21.05.2015

Excellencies, Ladies, and Gentlemen!

 

Welcome to the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga! I am glad to see you in such great numbers, representing diversity of the major business areas.