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.
Today, November 20, the President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš met with the Minister of foreign affairs of the United Kingdom Philip Hammond. During the meeting, the parties discussed political dialogue of the two countries, which includes successful bilateral cooperation and active political dialogue. Issues of economic cooperation were also discussed, where intensification was required. Latvia wishes to see united and strong Europe in the future, and the United Kingdom is a very important player therein.
Today, November 14, the President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš met with the President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Mr. Henri Malosse. During the meeting the parties discussed the issues regarding the upcoming Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) and current events in Europe.
Today, November 14, the President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš met the High Commissioner of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Ms. Federica Mogherini. During the meeting both officials discussed the situation in Ukraine and Russia's influence on development thereof. Security situation in Europe was also analysed during the conversation.
Ladies and Gentlemen!
On behalf of Latvia and its people, I am deeply honoured to receive this prestigious award of the German Magazine Publishers “The Golden Victoria”!
Today, November 6, the Presidents of the three Baltic States arrived in the capital of Federal Republic of Germany, Berlin in order to receive the award of the German Magazine Publishers Association “Golden Victoria European of the Year”. Before the awarding ceremony, which will take place at the German Publishers’ Night, the Federal President of Federal Republic of Germany Joachim Gauck invited the governors of the Baltic States to a luncheon, when common history of the Baltic States and Germany was discussed, which began 25 years ago with the fall of the Berlin Wall and continued with the Baltic Way and restoration of independence.
Dear Members of the 12th Parliament, ladies and gentlemen!
This is an important day for every Latvian citizen and you personally as the choice made by the voters a month ago embodied at the parliamentary chamber today. I congratulate you on your election to the 12th Saeima, while stressing that the mandate given by the voters is not only great honour and trust, but also responsibility for all and every decision and action you take, voting you do and every word you say. Today is the beginning of extensive four-year examination you will pass, which will be judged by the strictest of juries, namely, your voters!
On October 28, the President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš accredited the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federative Republic of Brazil Mr. Marcos Vinicius Pinta Gama and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Mr. Kang Yong Dok).
Today, October 23, an official visit of the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Mrs. Emine Erdogan to Latvia began with a solemn welcome ceremony at the House of the Blackheads. During the bilateral meeting of the President of Latvia and the President of the Republic of Turkey, and the meeting between the delegations of the two countries it was stressed that the Latvian and Turkish relations were constructive and diverse both in the field of politics and other areas of cooperation, and positive dynamics was observe din their development.
First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his official visit to Latvia! We have met several times in the last three months, and we have had many topics to discuss.