Press releases and speeches
President Andris Bērziņš met on May 23 with representatives of Latvia’s Council of Foreign Investors to hear their views about stable and sustainable economic growth. The focus was in part on ways of improving the rule of law, the effectiveness of the judicial system, honest competition, and protection of investments.
President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš accredited the new ambassadress extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Sarah Cowley, for work in Latvia on May 21.
President Bērziņš, Vatican representatives discuss development of relationships between state, church in
President Andris Bērziņš met on May 21 with the president of the Vatican Council to Promote Christian Unity, His Eminence Kurt Koch, as well as other Roman Catholic officials to talk about co-operation among Christian denominations – something which has been a successful process in Latvia.
President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš has written to US President Barack Obama to express his deepest condolences and those of the Latvian people to the people of America, particularly those who lost family members, friends or colleagues during the catastrophic natural disaster in a suburb of Oklahoma City. The President has also expressed the hope that those who were injured during the tornado will soon get better.
President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš met on May 20 with representatives of the Kuwait Energy Company, PKN Orlen and PBK to discuss the search for possible places in the Baltic Sea where drilling could be done to find oil.
President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš met today with the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Petr Nečas, to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries, economic co-operation and views about the future of the European Union and the euro zone.
Museum Night will occur on Saturday, May 18, from 7:00 PM until 1:00 AM this year, and people will have access to President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš’ offices in the Blackheads’ House.
Mr President, excellences, ladies and gentlemen! On behalf of myself and the Latvian delegation that has accompanied me, I wish to express my heartfelt thanks for your warm reception in Turkmenistan.
Welcoming Latvian President Andris Bērziņš during his visit to Turkmenistan, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow emphasised the fact that the visit, which occurred after the Turkmen President’s visit to Latvia on September 11, 2012, vividly confirms the high level of relations between the two countries, adding that this means friendship and efforts to develop co-operation between the two countries.
Joint statement of the President of the Republic of Latvia Andris Bērziņš and the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
At the invitation of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the President of the Republic of Latvia Andris Bērziņš paid an official visit to Turkmenistan from 13 to 15 May 2013.