The President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš accredited the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Pakistan Dr Khalid Hussain Memon and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mali Ms. Ba Hawa Keita to Latvia on September 16.
Today, on September 12, the President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš met with the Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Angel Gurria to discuss the course of negotiations concerning accession of Latvia and the main tasks to be undertaken so that negotiations and accession of Latvia to the organization would be completed according to the timetable, that is, by the end of 2015.
I sincerely welcome the President of the Swiss Confederation Didier Burkhalter on his visit to Latvia. Our countries share a strong bond of friendship, which is reflected in cooperation at every level possible. I also have had the personal opportunity to become acquainted with Switzerland and its people closer.
Today, September 8, during a meeting between the President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš and the President of the European Investment Bank (hereinafter - EIB) Werner Hoyer, both officials discussed what EIB had achieved so far in Latvia, intentions during the Latvian Presidency of the EU Council next year, particularly with regard to the Eastern Partnership, and situation in Ukraine.
On the second working day of the NATO summit, while taking part in the session on the NATO challenges under new security situation, them President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš thanked the Allies for collective solidarity in launching adaptation measures in the Baltic region, for the outstanding work of the Supreme Allied Commander Europe and for invaluable contributions of individual Allies.
Today, September 3, President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš participated in the meeting of the Presidents of the three Baltic States and the US President Barack Obama within the framework of his working visit to Tallinn, whose agenda included security and defence of the Baltic States within NATO, and engagement and support of the United States as a strategic partner of the Baltic States for the Baltics, taking into account the escalating situation in eastern Ukraine and aggression of Russia.
Thank you, President Ilves, for the warm welcome. President Obama, welcome to the Baltics!
The President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkēvičs and the Minister of Defence Raimonds Vējonis on September 2, while preparing for the planned meeting of the Presidents of the three Baltic States and the US President Barack Obama in Tallinn tomorrow and the upcoming NATO summit.
President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš, the Minister of Education and Science Ina Druviete, and the Head of the National Centre for Education Guntis Vasiļevskis congratulated the participants of international subject olympiads during a festive ceremony convened at the House of Blackheads on September 1, known also as the Knowledge Day.
Aivis Ronis takes his office as the Economic Affairs Adviser to the President at the Chancery of the President since today, September 1.