Dear Mr President, Dear Mrs Erdoğan, Excellences, Ladies and gentlemen,
It is my great honour to welcome you, your spouse, and the delegation on your official visit to Latvia! Looking back to almost ninety years of our bilateral relations, we witness that they are characterized by mutual respect, support, and friendship.
October 17, the President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš met with the Prime Minister of the People's Republic of China Mr. Li Keqiang during the Asia – Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Milan, while both parties showed great interest in broadening and deepening the bilateral relations between Latvia and China in particular directions, by mentioning cooperation in the field of transport and logistics as one of the major ones where both countries saw great importance of Latvia.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe,
I would like to express my support for the initiative to organize the first NB8 meeting together with Japan. I welcome Japan to the Nordic-Baltic family of like-minded countries.
I am very honoured to address the distinguished participants of the Asia-Europe meeting. My warm congratulations to Kazakhstan and Croatia as the new partners of this meeting!
October 14, the President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš accredited the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Chile José Goñi Carrasco to Latvia.
October 9, the President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš accredited the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey Hayri Hayret Yalav to Latvia.
On October 7 the President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš accredited the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of New Zealand Peter Rodney Harris, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Jalal Ahmed El Mufleh, and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Hungary Dr. Adrien Müller to Latvia.
The German Magazine Publishers Association decided to award “Golden Victoria European of the year” to Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. The President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš, the President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves, and the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite will receive that award on behalf of their countries on November 6 at the German Publishers' Night in Berlin.
Wednesday, October 1, the President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš congratulated Mr. Jens Stoltenberg on his appointment as the Secretary General of NATO.
An informal meeting of the Arraiolos Group held in Portugal continued on Tuesday, September 30, where the President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš participated. Presidents of nine countries, and namely, Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Finland, Hungary, and Germany attended the meeting, which was held in the city of Braga, Portugal, this year.