Press releases and speeches

Upon incentive of the President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski to discuss the current situation in the European security system and preparation for the upcoming NATO summit in Wales, funding for defence, security policy and regional cooperation, presidents of the Baltic States, the Visegrad Group, Bulgaria, and Romania met on July 21 and 22 in Warsaw.


Latvia has expressed its deepest condolences on the crash of Malaysia Airlines aircraft Boeing 777. The top officials conveyed their deepestcondolences to the families and relatives of the deceased. Latvia called for investigating as soon and as clearly possible what exactly happened.


The President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš met with Mr. Masaaki Yamazaki, the President of the House of Councillors of the Japanese Parliament on Wednesday, July 16, to discuss bilateral political relations and opportunities to expand economic cooperation. When opening the conversation with the guest, the President of Latvia pointed out: “Your arrival to Latvia is very essential. I am confident that it will enable our countries to come closer much faster.”


The President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš accredited Mr. Augustin Gasca Pliego, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Mexican States, and Dr. Pablo Sader, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Uruguay, to Latvia on Tuesday, July 15.


The President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš met with Mr. Masayuki Oku, the Chairman of the Japanese Committee of the European Union - Japan Festivalsand the Chairman of the Board of the Joint Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, on July 14.


Wednesday, July 9, the President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš met with businessmen from the United States to discuss ways to expand economic cooperation between two countries in the widestrange of areas.


The President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš accredited Mr. Youssouf Abassalah, the Ambassador of the Republic of Chad to Latvia, and Mr. Monther Bader Al-Eissa, the Ambassador of the State of Kuwait to Latvia, on Tuesday, July 8.


Dear participants of this memorial moment of the victims of Genocide against the Jews, Excellences, Ladies and gentlemen,


There are dates in the history of each country and each nation, which must be known, remembered and should not be forgotten.


Your Excellence, Mr President, Dear Mrs Fischer, Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen,  


I gladly welcome you, dear Mr President and distinguished First Lady Margit Fischer, on your official visit to Latvia! 


 Your Excellency, Mr. President, dear First Lady of Austria Mrs Fischer, ladies and gentlemen. This day is the day of unique value of book in our National Library and throughout Latvia. It is a celebration for all persons for who book and book publishing are an integral part of their lives. Eighty unique books published exactly 500 years ago arrived to Riga from the most important repositories of Europe.