Dear people of Latvia! I would like to greet you with the occasion of Easter that is celebration of spring and rebirth! Let them pass under the vestige of joy and faith for new strength and new hope!
Official visit of President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš to Turkey began with a visit to the Mausoleum of Ataturk and wreath-laying ceremony there, followed by an official welcome at the palace of President of Turkey Abdullah Gul with a special act of honour showed as the cavalry guard of honour participated in the welcoming ceremony for the first time after several decades that accompanied the car of President of Latvia on April 16.
President Andris Bērziņš accredited Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus Andreas Kakouris and Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Botswana Lameck Nthekela to the Republic of Latvia on April 15.
President Andris Bērziņš accredited the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo, Ilir Dugolli, and the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Malaysia, Datin Seri Blanche Oberly, to the Republic of Latvia on April 8.
President Andris Bērziņš met the Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkēvičs to discuss current events of foreign policy in relation to the events in Ukraine and positions of the European Union and NATO regarding actions and involvement of Russia in those events on April 7.
During a meeting with representatives of the association “Baltic Institute of Research, Technology and Innovation” (BIRTI), President Bērziņš was introduced with and expressed his support to a proposal of establishing a single, open-ended Latvian Institute of Technology in the status of a derived public legal entity on Thursday, April 3.
Today, on April 1, when meeting Mr Andris Ozols, Director of the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA), President Bērziņš discussed impact of the crisis in Ukraine on further operation of Latvian entrepreneurs and participation of a business mission in planned foreign visits by President of Latvia.
Today, on April 1, in the framework of the meeting with the Minister of Agriculture Jānis Dūklavs, the President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš mentioned that he is ready to take part in the opening ceremony of the world's biggest agriculture, food and horticulture fair - "Grüne Woche (Green Week) " in Berlin in January 2015, where Latvia will have the high status of the Grüne Woche partner country.
Today, on March 31, the President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš sent a congratulatory letter to the newly elected president of the Slovak Republic Andrej Kiska.
Your Majesties! Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen! I am truly honored to welcome King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Queen Silvia this evening in Riga! Your Majesties, our meeting at the House of the Blackheads is special.