Press releases and speeches

President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis accredited Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Montenegro Ljiljana Tošković and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Thailand Kiattikhun Chartprasert to Latvia on October 4.


President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis met with legendary film director Jānis Streičs in the Riga Castle today in order to congratulate him on his 80th birthday. Raimonds Vējonis presented the Certificate of Appreciation of the President of Latvia to Jānis Streičs and he expressed gratitude for the huge contribution to cinematography of Latvia to the famous film director.


President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis congratulates Kersti Kaljulaid on her election as President of Estonia and he wishes strength and endurance in the performance of the new duties.


President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis promulgated the Law adopted by the Saeima on September 15 “Amendments to the Law on Change of a Record of Name, Surname, and Nationality” today.


President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis will go to the funeral ceremony of former President of Israel Shimon Peres to be held on September 30 in Jerusalem.


“All people have the right to live in peace and security in their own country,” said President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis in his statement to the 71st session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) on Wednesday, September 21 in New York. “Decisive political action to address and prevent conflicts that cause massive displacements and suffering is more urgent than ever before. The international community must find political solutions.”


First Lady of Latvia Iveta Vējone met with employees of Latvian diaspora schools at the Permanent Mission of Latvia to the United Nations in New York o September 21. Administrators, teachers, and parents of both Latvian congregation schools in New York, as well as representatives of Garezers Latvian Summer High School attended the meeting.


Latvia supported sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine consistently and considered acceptance of the de facto situation of the annexed Crimea inacceptable, as President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis confirmed during the bilateral meeting with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday, September 20.


Only specific and tangible results of reforming that change daily life will speed up increasing trust of the Moldovan public and international partners in the country, as President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis stressed during the bilateral meeting with Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova Pavel Filip in New York on Tuesday September 20. He congratulated Moldova with the progress already made and noted at the same time that the work on the practical implementation of reforms should be continued.


The countries of the world should tackle the refugee crisis in solidarity, because it was not only European but also global responsibility, said President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis in his address at the opening of the United Nations (UN) Summit “Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants”' on September 19.