23 Nov - Latvia’s President will open NATO Summit Media Accreditation center and visit the main NATO Summit venue

23 Nov - Latvia’s President will open NATO Summit Media Accreditation center and visit the main NATO Summit venue

The NATO Riga Summit Media Accreditation Center will start operations on November 23 and it will be officially opened by the President of Latvia Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga along with the Head of the NATO Riga Summit Latvia Task Force Edgars Rinkēvičs.
23 Nov - Declaration in Support of  Georgia’s Aspirations to Join NATO

23 Nov - Declaration in Support of Georgia’s Aspirations to Join NATO

On  November 23, the Parliament of Latvia (Saeima) in an extraordinary session adopted the following Delaration (70 MPs voted  “for”, 6 – “against”, 0 – abstained)
Declaration in Support of  Georgia’s Aspirations to Join NATO
Noting the significant success in implementing the political, economic, security and defence sector reforms necessary for closer Euro-Atlantic integration of Georgia

21 Nov - NATO Summit volunteers will be easy to spot

21 Nov - NATO Summit volunteers will be easy to spot

Almost 600 NATO Summit volunteers will be wearing specially designed scarves, ties, sweaters and jackets that will distinguish them from the other NATO Summit guests. Among thousands of people it will make easier for Summit guests to find volunteers who can help them during NATO Summit days.

20 Nov - 2006 Riga Conference: Riga Papers

In preparation for the RIga Conference, entitled "Transforming NATO in a New Global Era," GMF has commissioned five papers from leading thinkers on both sides of the Atlantic on the future challenges facing NATO. These original policy papers frame the critical issues both on and off the Summit agenda.
18 Nov - Celebrations of 88th anniversary of proclamation of Latvia

18 Nov - Celebrations of 88th anniversary of proclamation of Latvia

On this day in 1918 the Republic of Latvia was proclaimed as an independent state. In a favourable situation in the wake of World War I, Latvian political groups realised their dream of establishing an independent state. The first period of existence of the Republic of Latvia lasted up to June 17, 1940, when Soviet forces occupied the country. More than 51 years passed before the independent Republic of Latvia was restored - on August 21, 1991 and November 18 was again celebrated as the Independence Day of Latvia.
16 Nov  - Prime Minister to visit NATO ships

16 Nov - Prime Minister to visit NATO ships

Prime Minister of Latvia Aigars Kalvitis will visit the NATO Response Force Maritime Group’s ships the USS Monterey and HMS York in the Riga Export Terminal on Friday, November 17.
15 Nov - The President of Latvia and NATO Secretary-General to Speak at Riga Conference

15 Nov - The President of Latvia and NATO Secretary-General to Speak at Riga Conference

RIGA, Latvia— Today in Riga, Latvia, the organizers of the RIGA CONFERENCE announced that the President of Latvia, Dr. Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga and NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer will speak at the conference, as they released the agenda and full list of participants for the senior-level Riga Conference.
14 Nov - A Touch of Latvia

14 Nov - A Touch of Latvia

With this Welcome Gift we present to the NATO Summit guests a part of our heritage. In our hands, or on our lips, these essentials embody the enduring values that make Latvia a special place in the world for us. We cherish them so much we even sing songs about them.
10 Nov - Foreign Minister`s congratulation on Lacplesis Day

10 Nov - Foreign Minister`s congratulation on Lacplesis Day

On 11 November, during the ceremonial events in honour of Lacplesis Day, we will reminisce on our nation's fight for freedom less than a century ago. The Latvian nation will commemorate this day for as long as it exists.

The date 11 November symbolizes the willpower, unity, zeal and stamina of our nation..

8 Nov - Press conference on security aspects of NATO Summit

RigansThe State Secretary of the Ministry of Defense and the Head of NATO Summit Latvia Task Force Edgars Rinkēvičs, and the Chief of the Security Police and the person in charge of preparations and provision of security for NATO Summit participants, General Jānis Reiniks, will give a press conference on the latest information relating to planned changes in movement and traffic during the days of the NATO Summit.

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Baiba A. Rubesa

"We support the NATO Summit because we believe in private and public sector partnership. Our joint effort to successfully implement the NATO Summit in Riga provides a great opportunity to realize that partnership. The world’s energy security is important to Statoil Latvia LTD. Global political stability creates the conditions for global economic stability, mitigating unexpected changes in oil prices throughout the world including in Latvia

- Baiba A. Rubesa,
Latvija Statoil, LTD, Executive Director

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