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Press releases and speeches
29.11.2016

Dear Madam Speaker of the Saeima, Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen, Seventy-five years have passed since shots, screams and groans of dying people were heard in this quiet, pine-surrounded corner; 75 years have passed since such unprecedented crime was committed against Latvian nationals and the people brought from foreign countries.

 
29.11.2016

Latvia and Armenia share friendly and constructive relations, while there are still opportunities for greater cooperation in economics, education, and culture, as President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis said during an accreditation visit of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Armenia Tigran Mkrtchyan to Latvia today.

 
25.11.2016

President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis met with Madam Speaker of the Saeima Ināra Mūrniece, Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis, Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkēvičs and Chairman of the Saeima Foreign Affairs Committee Ojārs Ēriks Kalniņš on Friday, November 25. The officials discussed the current foreign policy situation that Europe and Latvia faced currently and the tasks that out both the parliament and the government should do on foreign policy.

 
22.11.2016

An expert discussion encouraged by President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis on the principles to determine affiliation to the Latvian nation took place in the Riga Castle on Tuesday.

 

The President urged to hold such a discussion in response to the parliamentary debate on the amendments to the Law on Change of a Record of Name, Surname, and Nationality, and he pointed out that it was necessary to look carefully at the issues affecting the social cohesion in Latvia and basics of the statehood of Latvia.

 
22.11.2016

President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis met with Minister of Defence Raimonds Bergmanis on Tuesday, who presented him with the Commander-candidate of the National Armed Forces (NAF). During the meeting, the parties discussed the criteria for assessment of an applicant before the President of Latvia would decide whether to promote the candidate for approval to the Saeima.

 
18.11.2016

Good Evening, Latvia, Good Evening, Fellow Countrymen at home and around the globe, Dear All, Whose Hearts are Beating in the Rhythm of Latvia today,

 

There is a holiday of Latvia today! We mark 18 November 1918, when an independent State of Latvia was proclaimed.

 
18.11.2016

Dear Madam Speaker of the Saeima, Dear Prime Minister, Excellencies, Dear Compatriots in Latvia and Abroad, I do hereby congratulate you on the anniversary of the Proclamation of the Independence of the Republic of Latvia!

 
18.11.2016

“I am really proud that there are so many people in Latvia, who make Latvia better and brighter through their selfless work and love for the Fatherland,” said President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis during the solemn awarding ceremony of state awards today.

 
18.11.2016

Dear Madam Speaker of the Saeima, Dear Prime Minister, Excellencies, Dear Commander, Dear Guards of the Homeland, Dear Youth Guards,

 

We celebrate the day of proclamation of the Republic of Latvia today, November 18. Today is a holiday, when we congratulate each other with the fact that we have our own state. We have free Latvia, where we can live in peace and security, and where we are able to strive for a better life for our loved ones and ourselves.

 
17.11.2016

“Not the politicians, but our entrepreneurs and taxpayers create our state budget. Therefore, we must find the best ways to support entrepreneurs,” said President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis at the reception for entrepreneurs and local government leaders on the occasion of the 98th anniversary of the Proclamation of the Independence of the Republic of Latvia today.