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Simplified visa process to visit St. Petersburg launches in October

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, on Thursday, confirmed the list of countries whose citizens will be able to visit St. Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast with a free electronic visa from Oct 1. The list of countries was published on Friday morning. Citizens of 53 countries will be able to visit the region, RIA Novosti reported on Thursday. It is the same 53 for which a similar scheme was introduced on…

Pope Francis to visit Thailand, Japan in November

Friday, September 13, 2019

Pope Francis will visit Thailand and Japan in November in a visit expected to highlight his call for complete nuclear disarmament and honor the small Catholic communities in each country. The Vatican confirmed the Nov. 19-26 trip, and its diplomatic representative in Thailand, Archbishop Paul Tschang In-Nam, announced the Thai stop on Friday. Francis will be in Thailand on Nov. 20-23 before heading to Japan, where government spokesman Yoshihide Suga…

Lithuanian president to pay visit to State Security Department

Friday, September 13, 2019

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda is set to pay a visit to the country’s State Security Department on Friday and will be introduced by its management to intelligence development priorities. Darius Jauniskis, head of he SSD, will introduce the president to ways to collect and analyze information and will also talk about the department’s activity in preventing risks and threats to national security, presidential spokesman Antanas Bubnelis told BNS Lithuania. It…

US revokes visa-free entry for foreigners who visit North Korea

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Washington has revoked visa-free entry rights to the United States for foreigners who have visited North Korea in the past eight years. Citizens of 38 countries, including Latvia, do not need visas to enter the US and stay there for up to 90 days under a waiver program. However, the visa waiver will no longer apply to those citizens of these countries that have visited Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Libya, Syria,…

Arms control inspectors of Belarus conducting a visit in Lithuania

Thursday, August 1, 2019

A team of arms control inspectors of Belarus are conducting an evaluation visit to a specified military unit in Lithuania on August 1 on the basis of the bilateral Agreement on Additional Confidence and Security-Building Measures between the Republic of Lithuania and the Republic of Belarus. The Belarusian inspectors will visit the Motorised Infantry Brigade Griffin of the Lithuanian Armed Forces (headquartered in Klaipėda). They will be able to get…

President should take back Putin’s invite to visit Estonia

Monday, July 29, 2019

In light of the recent violent oppression of opposition protests in Moscow, Minister of Culture Tõnis Lukas (Isamaa) believes that President Kersti Kaljulaid should withdraw her invitation to Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Estonia next summer. “Once again, a protest demanding elementary democracy was broken up in Moscow,” Lukas wrote on social media. “The opposition leader [Alexei Navalny] was poisoned (?). The time has come for our president to…

Latvian chief of defense to begin visit to US

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Latvian Chief of Defense, Lieutenant General Leonids Kalnins is beginning a working visit to the United States today to discuss defense cooperation between the two countries’ armed forces, as well as security and cooperation matters. “Cooperation with the Michigan National Guard is among the deepest, strongest and most vital. And this is not because this cooperation involves military might but because it is based on a truly friendly relationship…

US Air Force chief to visit Estonia, mark Estonian Air Force centenary

Saturday, July 13, 2019

General David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, is to visit Estonia July 13-14, marking the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Estonian Air Force (Eesti Õhuvägi). The visit will include meetings with Estonian Ministry of Defence personnel, as well as those from the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF), according to a U.S. Embassy press release. “I want to congratulate the Estonian Air Force on…

Duda says they share conservative attitude to traditions with Lithuania’s Nauseda

Friday, July 12, 2019

Polish President Andrzej Duda says he and Lithuania’s incoming President Gitanas Nauseda share a conservative attitude to traditions, and the two countries share a similar historic heritage. Duda is set to welcome Nauseda in Warsaw next week after the new Lithuanian president decided to pay his first state visit to Poland, with Duda welcoming this sign of friendship. “As far as I know, our views on many things are similar,…

Foreign minister discusses migration and UNSC with Hungarian counterpart

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Foreign minister Urmas Reinsalu (Isamaa) met his Hungarian opposite number Péter Szijjártó (Fidesz) Tuesday, where the pair discussed Estonia’s priorities related to its UN Security Council (UNSC) non-permanent seat, international migration policy, and the European Union’s next budgetary framework. The meeting, which took place in Štrbské Pleso in Slovakia, brought together foreign ministers from the  Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) nations, on an informal basis. Reinsalu and…