Heads of State

07.02.2018. 12:13

Categories of visits:

STATE VISIT

Purpose of visit

The invitation of the President of Latvia

Components of the visit

Guard of honour, red carpet on arrival and departure at the airport

Official welcome ceremony at the Riga Castle

Official photographs and signing the Guest Book

Exchange of State Decorations (by agreement of both parties)

Exchange of State Gifts

Meeting with the President of Latvia and his/ her spouse (if the visiting Head of State is accompanied by his/her spouse)

Discussions between both Heads of States and Delegations

Press conference for both Heads of States

Flower laying ceremony at the Freedom Monument

Meeting with the Chairperson [Speaker] of the Saeima [Parliament]

Meeting with the Prime Minister

State Dinner hosted by the President of Latvia and his/her spouse

Visit to the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

Business Forum (as appropriate to the context of the visit)

Visit to cultural or other establishments, a public speech

Regional tour

Reception hosted by visiting country

Separate programme for the spouses of both Heads of States

Composition of the foreign delegation

Official delegation 1 (2) + 10 (the principle of reciprocity)

Responsible institution

The Chancery of the President of Latvia

Financing

The costs for the official delegation - (Airport VIP lounge, hotel, official meals, transport and interpreter services) are covered by the Latvian side, following the principle of reciprocity

Depending on the context of the visit additional expenses may be permitted, which are to be covered by the Latvian side

Other expenses are to be covered by the visiting country

The Latvian welcome and farewell party at the airport

Appropriate minister or other official nominated by the President of the Republic of Latvia

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia to the state concerned

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the state concerned to Latvia

The Head of the State Protocol

A Protocol Officer from the President’s Protocol

The Latvian party at the official welcome ceremony at the Riga Castle

The President of Latvia and his/her spouse

The Chairperson of the Saeima

The Prime Minister

The Minister of Foreign Affairs

The Dean of the Foreign Diplomatic Corps in Latvia

Appropriate ministers and other officials who participate in discussions and are included in the official delegation of the welcoming country

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia to the state concerned

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the state concerned to Latvia

The Commander of the National Armed Forces

The Head of the President’s Chancery

The Chairperson of the Riga City Council

The Head of the State Protocol

Advisors to the President of Latvia

Security

Military police, the Security Service of the President of Latvia

OFFICIAL VISIT

Purpose of visit

The invitation of the President of Latvia

Components of the visit

Guard of honour, red carpet on arrival and departure at the airport

Official welcome ceremony at the Riga Castle

Official photographs and signing of the Guest Book

Exchange of Official Gifts

Meeting with the President of Latvia and his/her spouse (if the visiting Head of State is accompanied by his/her spouse)

Discussion between both Heads of States and Delegations

Press conference for both Heads of States

Official flower laying ceremony at the Freedom Monument

Meeting with the Chairperson of the Saeima

Meeting with the Prime Minister

Business Forum (as appropriate to the context of the visit)

Other meetings at the suggestion of the Latvian side or upon request of the visiting country

Official luncheon/ dinner hosted by the President of Latvia and his/her spouse

Separate programme for the spouses of the Heads of States

Composition of the foreign delegation

Official delegation 1 (2) + 10 (or the principle of reciprocity)

Responsible institution

The Chancery of the President of Latvia

Financing

The costs for the official delegation - (Airport VIP lounge, hotel, official meals, transport and interpreter services) are covered by the Latvian side, following the principle of reciprocity

Depending on the context of the visit additional expenses may be permitted, which are covered by the Latvian side. Other expenses are to be covered by the visiting country

The Latvian welcome and farewell party at the airport

Appropriate minister or other official nominated by the President of the Republic of Latvia

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia to the state concerned

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the state concerned to Latvia

The Head of the State Protocol

A Protocol Officer from the President’s Protocol

The Latvian party at the official welcome ceremony at the Riga Castle

The President of Latvia and his/her spouse

The Chairperson of the Saeima

The Prime Minister

The Minister of Foreign Affairs

The Dean of the Foreign Diplomatic Corps in Latvia

Appropriate ministers and other officials who participate in the discussions and are included in the composition of the official welcoming party

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia to the state concerned

The Commander of the National Armed Forces

The Head of the President’s Chancery

The Chairperson of the Riga City Council

The Head of the State Protocol

Advisors to the President of Latvia

Security

Military police, the Security Service of the President of Latvia

WORKING VISIT

Purpose of visit

The invitation of the President of Latvia or on the initiative of the visiting country, as well as for a particular occasion, such as a conference, commemoration event, presentation, etc., or according to the context of the visit

Components of the visit

Meeting with the President of Latvia

Other meetings at the suggestion of the Latvian side or at the request of the visiting country

Individual event (conference, presentation, commemoration event, etc.)

The exchange of gifts is not provided (with exception of the request of the visiting country, tradition of the state concerned, or according to the context of the visit)

If the Head of State is accompanied by his/ her spouse, a separate meeting with the spouse of the President of Latvia is possible, a separate programme may be organised

Composition of the foreign delegation

Official delegation 1 (2) + 3 or 1 + 4 (the principle of reciprocity)

Responsible institution

The Chancery of the President of Latvia

Depending on the content of the visit or specific event (e.g. conference), a particular organiser in charge of the visit or event concerned

Financing

On the principle of reciprocity or at the expense of the visiting country

Hotel, Airport VIP lounge, transport for the delegation within the format 1 (2) + 3  or 1 + 4 is covered by the Latvian side

The Latvian welcome and farewell party at the airport

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia to the state concerned

The Head of the State Protocol

A Protocol Officer from the President’s Protocol

Security

Military police, the Security Service of the President of Latvia

PRIVATE VISIT

Purpose of visit

The invitation of the Latvian side or on the initiative of the visiting country

Components of the visit

According to the purpose of the visit

Composition of the foreign delegation

As determined by the visiting country

Responsible institution

The Chancery of the President of Latvia, the Embassy of foreign state concerned

Financing

Expenses of the Airport VIP lounge (for the Head of State and his/her spouse) is covered by the Latvian side

Other expenses to be covered by the visiting country

The Latvian welcome and farewell party at the airport

A Protocol Officer from the President’s Protocol

Security

Military police, the Security Service of the President of Latvia

TRANSIT VISIT

Purpose of visit

The initiative of the visiting country

Components of the visit

As determined by the visiting country

Composition of the foreign delegation

As determined by the visiting country

Responsible institution

The Chancery of the President of Latvia, the Embassy of foreign state concerned

Financing

Expenses of the Airport VIP lounge (for the Head of State and his/her spouse) is covered by the Latvian side

Other expenses to be covered by the visiting country

The Latvian welcome and farewell party at the airport

A Protocol Officer from the President’s Protocol

Security

Military police, the Security Service of the President of Latvia

SPOUSE VISIT

Purpose of visit

The invitation of the spouse of the President of Latvia or on the initiative of the visiting country, as well as to attend an individual function or event (e.g. conference, presentation, commemoration event etc.), or according to the content of the visit

Components of the visit

With regard to the purpose of the visit

Composition of the foreign delegation

To be determined by the visiting country

Responsible institution

The Chancery of the President of Latvia

Depending on the content of the visit or specific event (e.g. conference), a particular organiser in charge of the visit or event concerned

Financing

On the principle of reciprocity or to be covered by the visiting country

The Latvian welcome and farewell party at the airport

A Protocol Officer from the President’s Protocol