Press releases and speeches

“Germany is the most important strategic partner of Latvia in Europe since restoration of its independence. Close bilateral cooperation has been established in the area of security, economy, education, and in other areas,” said President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis on May 27, when meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier).


“I am delighted that increasing attention is being paid to biological and healthy diet in Latvia. This competition testifies that as well, where new chefs will demonstrate with their skills that you can cook delicious meals from organic food products,” said First Lady of Latvia Iveta Vējone on Wednesday, May 25, when congratulating the winners of competition among new chefs “Think logically! Create Bio!”, who competed for the best developed one-week menu for primary school children by using organic products.


“Paralympic athletes are an example that the desire to go in for sports and improve oneself are stronger than the health issues and difficulties in life. Paralympic athletes can serve as a model and inspiration for anyone, whose days are quite routine filled and who lack the ability to dare and fulfil their dreams,” said President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis on Saturday, May 21, when opening the Paralympic Sports Day in Ķeizarmežs Sports Centre.


“Local governments as the nearest state power to the residents have always been one of cornerstones of our national development. Our country is on the way of continuous improvement and there are still many tasks to be accomplished. Thank you that local governments with their work continue to be a part of the solution thereto,” said President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis when congratulating local governments at the 27th Congress of the Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments.


“Working on empowerment of our exporting businesses in different regions, it is important for Latvia to promote development of political dialogue and establishment of personal contacts among the citizens of corresponding countries as well,” stressed President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis during accreditation of the Ambassadors of Azerbaijan, Peru, and Kyrgyzstan to Latvia on Tuesday, May 17.


Before the upcoming great match on May 14, during a meeting with the best boxer of Latvia Mairis Gulbis and representative of Nigeria Olanrewaju Durodola, President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis wished success, strength, and opportunity to show their best during the match to both athletes.


Thursday, May 12, during a meeting with the Secretary of State of the Holy See, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis marked huge public uplift created by the visit of Pope John Paul II to Latvia in 1993 and reiterated the invitation to Pope Francis to visit Latvia.


“Today, we receive a very special gift. We exhibit the work of art, where our friend outlines us, pays homage to our country and one of our national symbols - the flag,” said President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis when thanking Georgian artist David Datuna for presenting his work of art “Latvian Flag” to the Castle of Light.


“Dear Latvian people! Thank you for your good thoughts and empowering wishes that helped me to recover faster and give strength for further action. Today I feel really thrilled while receiving the real Lielvārde belt, which was created thanks to your love and care,” said President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis when received the Lielvārde belt devoted to him from initiators of project “”. 


Dear mothers! May love, lightness and joy accompany you on this most beautiful spring holiday. May love, you receive today, give you strength to overcome every difficulty.