A cultural program has been planned for the spouses of NATO leaders to introduce them first-hand to Latvia and its strong culture with special traditions. The spouses of the NATO Leaders will be hosted in the famous and popular Old Town of Riga by Dr. Freiberg, the husband of the President of Latvia.
For those who were in Riga on November 11, they experienced a remarkable sight: thousands of candles lining the Riga Castle wall alongside the Daugava River. This moving event takes place each year on Lāčplesis Day, when the people of Latvia commemorate the liberation of Riga on November 11, 1919.
The Second Media Advisory of the NATO Riga Summit has been released. The main addition in the Second Media Advisory is the Tentative program of the Summit. Along with this information, the Media Advisory also contains updated information about the Accreditation center, Media center, transportation, visas and more.
If you thought traditional music was old fashioned, you’re in for a big surprise at Welcoming Reception for the Riga Summit. You will be greeted by Latvia’s internationally acclaimed post-folkore world music band Iļģi, and the exciting dances of Dandari.
One of the most popular groups on the world music scene, Iļģi were recently ranked second on the World Music Charts Europe with their latest album, ‘Ne uz vienu dienu’.
What makes Latvia such a sensational place? The way it indulges all your senses. How can you find out? Go out and experience it for yourself. But just in case Summit guests can’t find the time to explore the sights sounds, tastes, smells and feel of Latvia firsthand, the NATO Summit Latvia Task Force is bringing it to you. You’ll find it in a special Welcome Gift bag when you arrive.
"One of the exciting elements of the summit will be the young leader’s forum, which will bring together young people from around the alliance and many of our partners to talk about how they can contribute to the values and goals of NATO ..."
- Catherine Todd Bailey,
U.S. Ambassador to Latvia