Posts tagged as Foreign Ministry

No more regular repatriation flights planned after March 27 – Foreign Ministry

Friday, March 27, 2020

No more regular repatriation flights are being planned after March 27 unless there are some unexpected situations, Foreign Ministry press secretary Janis Bekeris told LETA. He said that approximately 1,500 Latvian nationals have returned on these organized repatriation flights the past two weeks, while many others have returned through other modes of transport via Lithuania and Estonia. ”Those Latvian nationals who made the decision to return during the crisis have…

Foreign Ministry warns of end of current repatriation flight arrangements

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Latvia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs is warning Latvians abroad that flights to Rīga over the next few days will likely represent their last chance to return home for quite a while. “In the interests of public health and under conditions of the state of emergency, no state-organised repatriation flights are scheduled to take place after 27 March. At the same time, to enable travellers who are currently in far removed regions with irregular…

Avoid travel to China’s Hubei province, says Latvian Foreign Ministry

Friday, January 31, 2020

The Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has again updated its travel advice to China in light of the health emergency prompted by the spread of a deadly new strain of coronavirus. “In view of the spread of the new coronavirus outside China and the reported cases in Asia, Europe and other parts of the world, the Foreign Ministry has updated its travel warning and asks for general precautions,” the…

Estonian Foreign ministry planning to open embassies in Singapore and South Korea

Thursday, January 30, 2020

The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has made a proposal to the government to open embassies in Singapore and South Korea already this year. The ministry’s proposal to open embassies in Singapore and the South Korean capital city of Seoul may be discussed during the government’s sitting on Thursday. The staff at both embassies would be made up of employees from Tallinn and those hired locally. The funds for opening the embassies,…

Rinkevics underlines importance of common EU standpoint concerning developments in northwest of Syria

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

On October 14, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics participated in the meeting of the European Union (EU) Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg, LETA learned from the Foreign Ministry. EU Member State Foreign Ministers discussed developments following the launch of Turkey’s military action in Syria and agreed on restrictive measures against Turkey. The Ministers also had a working lunch with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Vadym Prystaiko. In a…

Latvian Foreign Ministry appreciates contribution by Spain to strengthening of Baltic region’s security

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

On May 21, Riga hosted political consultations between the Political Directors of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Latvia and Spain, LETA learned from the ministry. The Latvian delegation was headed by the Under Secretary, Political Director Janis Mazeiks, and the Spanish delegation – by the Director General for Foreign Policy and Security at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation, Enrique Ignacio Mora Benavente. The consultations…

Too long negotiations on EU multiannual budget would cost Latvia up to 1.5% of annual GDP growth – Foreign Ministry

Monday, June 4, 2018

The EU every year in Latvia ensure up to 1.3-1.5% percent gross domestic product (GDP) growth that might be lost if negotiations on the EU multiannual budget for 2021-2027 last until 2021, said Foreign Ministry’s parliamentary secretary Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica. She underscored that it is important to reach an agreement on the multiannual budget by May 2019 because about two years would be necessary for development of the respective Latvian national…