22 Sep - Remarks by Ambassador Catherine Todd Bailey at the Limbazi Secondary School, September 22, 2006

22 Sep - Remarks by Ambassador Catherine Todd Bailey at the Limbazi Secondary School, September 22, 2006

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 even though they are working as journalists, researchers, businesspeople and so on. I think you will see a lot of good ideas and positive energy coming out of that event.
19 Sep - Address by H. E. Dr. Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, President of the Republic of Latvia, at the 61st session of the UN General Assembly

19 Sep - Address by H. E. Dr. Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, President of the Republic of Latvia, at the 61st session of the UN General Assembly

I would like to begin by congratulating the Republic of Montenegro on its recent accession to the United Nations Organization. We fully understand the challenges that you face and wish you every success in the establishment of a secure and prosperous State.
16 Sep - Statement by the President of the Republic of Latvia Dr.Vaira Vike-Freiberga on her nomination for the position of the Secretary General of the United Nations

16 Sep - Statement by the President of the Republic of Latvia Dr.Vaira Vike-Freiberga on her nomination for the position of the Secretary General of the United Nations

I have made this decision with full responsibility. Today the UN is at a crossroads and faces two choices – to address the challenges of the 21st Century through the combined efforts of all member states and create effective mechanisms for taking action, or to lose its influence in the international community.
15 Sep - Speech by the H.E. Mr. Duray Polat, Turkish Ambassador to the Republic of Latvia

15 Sep - Speech by the H.E. Mr. Duray Polat, Turkish Ambassador to the Republic of Latvia

Thanks for having me here today. To address such an energetic, young and interested crowd within the context of an useful and interesting Public Diplomacy project is all the more exciting and honouring. I am particularly grateful to the Latvian Task Force and LATO for allowing me to benefit from this opportunity. In the eve of an important NATO Summit due to take place in Riga soon, it is a real pleasure for me to take part in the series of such events. The decision to hold the coming Summit on Latvian soil only 2 years after her accession to the Alliance clearly demonstrates NATO’s vision of values, as well as the prestige that Latvia has rightly earned in such a short time.
14 Jul - Speech by NATO Secretary General at the Forum „Building Bridges for the Next Generation”

14 Jul - Speech by NATO Secretary General at the Forum „Building Bridges for the Next Generation”

"... At the end of November, Riga will host a Summit meeting of NATO’s Heads of State and Government. The Riga Summit will consolidate and reinforce the evolution of NATO to continue to defend the interests and values of its member states, of course maintaining the Article V commitment at its heart. In this very city the leaders of NATO nations will further shape the Alliance in view of 21st century challenges."

7 Jun - Address at a Joint Session of the United States Congress

7 Jun - Address at a Joint Session of the United States Congress

It is with deep emotion that I stand before you within these august walls and thank you for the honor of addressing you on behalf of the Latvian people...

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Jaap de Hoop Scheffer

"Although the Riga Summit is not a summit on NATO enlargement as such, as you know, NATO allies will soon begin drafting exact language on a signal we want to send to countries who aspire NATO membership.  How exactly that signal will look like is a bit difficult to say, but I think I'm not far off the mark if I say it will be an encouraging signal to them..

- Jaap de Hoop Scheffer,
NATO Secretary General 

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