Posts tagged as Raimonds Vejonis

Denmark is important Latvia’s partner in defense and regional security

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Denmark is important Latvia’s partner in defense and regional security, said Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis during the official visit of Danish Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary to Latvia. As the President’s Chancellery reported, Denmark played a significant role, providing support to the restored Latvia in the early 1990s. Therefore the official visit of Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Denmark is a special events. The…

Security clearance cannot be granted automatically – Vejonis

Monday, December 3, 2018

Security clearance for access to state secrets cannot be granted automatically, said Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis. The president’s chancellery reported that Vejonis is confident that Latvian legislation ensures the necessary balance between state security and democracy in granting security clearance. “It is in the interest of state security and democracy to vet person’s compatibility for access to state secrets with the aim to protect state secrets and public interests, therefore…

President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis visits Eastern Ukraine

Monday, November 26, 2018

On Sunday, 25 November 2018, President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis visited Eastern Ukraine, the city of Marinka in Donetsk Region during his official visit to Ukraine. During the visit to Eastern Ukraine, the President of Latvia met with the command of the Joint Operational Headquarters of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, who presented the situation in Eastern Ukraine and Russia’s military activities in Ukraine. During the meeting with the troops of…

We will only defend our independence with modern, battle capable and strong armed forces

Monday, November 12, 2018

In his greeting to the nation in Lacplesis Day today, Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis said that Latvia will only be able to safeguard its independence with a modern, battle capable and strong armed forces. Vejonis said that November 11 is when Latvia honors its heroes – soldiers who gave their lives for the nation’s independence and freedom. ”Thanks to their bravery and love for their nation, they were able to…

President Vejonis to attend events in France

Friday, November 9, 2018

President Raimonds Vejonis will be visiting France on November 10 and 11 for events to mark the centenary of the Armistice of November 11, 1918 that ended the First World War, the Latvian president’s agenda shows. US President Donald Trump and dozens of other heads of state are also scheduled to attend the commemorative events planned in Paris to mark the 100 years since the end of World War I. The main ceremony will…

Vejonis praises Latvian language courses at Beijing International Studies University

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

President Raimonds Vejonis said during a meeting with Latvian language students at the Beijing International Studies University that he was very pleased with Latvian courses offered by the university, the President’s Chancery informed LETA. Knowledge is the greatest value in the modern-day world, and students of the Latvian language will not only have opportunity to learn about Latvian culture but also contribute to enhancing Latvian-Chinese bilateral cooperation in the long…

Ban on teaching in Russian at private universities to affect Latvia’s education export capacity

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Saeima’s amendments to the Law on Institutions of Higher Education, that were recently promulgated by President Raimonds Vejonis, will affect Latvia’s education export capacity, Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration (RISEBA) Vice Rector Igors Graurs said in an interview with Latvian Radio today, cites LETA. “If we refuse enrollment to would-be students who wish to study in Russian, I believe that Latvia will be losing 2,000 to 3,000…

President: Candidates must think about Latvia, not personal gain

Friday, June 29, 2018

Everyone planning to run in the general elections must think not about personal gains from the status of a lawmaker but about what they as MPs could do for Latvia, Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis said on June 21, addressing the parliament during its last plenary meeting of the spring session. This is the election year with a battle going on for the minds and choices of voters, Vejonis said, voicing…

Polish president to pay a visit this week

Monday, June 25, 2018

Poland’s President Andrzej Duda will make a two-day official visit to Latvia this week, becoming the latest head of state to drop in during centenary year. The trip will take place June 27-28 and will include bilateral talks, the presentation of a book to the Latvian National Library and a visit to Daugavpils to unveil a monument to former Polish ruler Stefan Batory and pay tribute to Polish soldiers who…

Switzerland is Latvia’s close friend and partner

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Historically, Switzerland is Latvia’s close friend and partner, said Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis in a press conference after his meeting with Swiss President Alain Berset today. Berset and his spouse Muriel Zeender Berset have arrived for a visit to Latvia. Vejonis confirmed that he sees broad perspectives for different cooperation projects between both countries, including in bioeconomy, biomedicine, smart materials, smart energy, ITC, culture, education and science. Vejonis reminded about…