Heads of the Government

10.03.2016. 17:02

Categories of visits:

OFFICIAL VISIT

Purpose of visit

The invitation of the Prime Minister 

Components of the visit

Official welcoming/ farewell ceremony at the airport. Guard of honour. Red carpet (only special flights)

Official welcoming and flower laying ceremony at the Monument of Freedom

Meeting with the Prime Minister

Press conference

Official luncheon/dinner hosted by the Prime Minister (and his/her spouse if the visiting Prime Minister arrives with his/her spouse)

Meeting with the President of Latvia

Meeting with the Chairperson of the Saeima

Visit to the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

Visit to a cultural, educational or research establishment and/or a public lecture/speech at the business forum

Exchange of gifts

If the Prime Minister is accompanied by his/her spouse then a separate programme might be organised for the spouse 

Composition of the foreign delegation

Official delegation 1 (2) + 9 or on the principle of reciprocity 

Responsible institution

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the State Chancellery 

Financing

The costs for the official delegation (Airport VIP lounge, hotel, official meals, transport and interpreter services) are covered by the State

Chancellery, on the principle of reciprocity

Depending on the content of the visit additional expenses might be permitted, which are covered by the Latvian side

Other expenses are covered by the visiting country 

The Latvian welcoming and farewell party at the airport

The Head of the State Protocol

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia to the state concerned

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the state concerned to Latvia 

A Protocol Officer from the State Protocol 

Security

Security and the Road Police escort is provided according to the   Cabinet of Ministers Regulation No 340 “Procedure for providing protection (security service) by Security Police to public officials"

WORKING VISIT

Purpose of visit

The invitation of the Prime Minister or on the initiative of the visiting country 

Components of the visit

Meeting with the Prime Minister

Other meetings on the initiative of the Latvian side or upon request of the visiting country (e.g. a visits to a specific ministry, educational institution, enterprise)  

Possible meeting with the President of Latvia

Working luncheon/dinner hosted by the Prime Minister of Latvia

Possible press conference

Exchange of gifts is not foreseen (with the exception if it is a wish of the visiting country or a tradition of the state concerned)

Composition of the foreign delegation

Official delegation 1 + 4 or on the principle of reciprocity 

Responsible institution

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the State Chancellery 

Financing

The costs for the official   delegation (Airport VIP lounge, hotel, official meal times, transport and   interpreter services) are covered by the State Chancellery, on the principle of reciprocity

Other expenses are to be covered by the visiting country 

The Latvian welcoming and farewell party at the airport

The Head of the State Protocol

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia to state concerned

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the state concerned to Latvia

A Protocol Officer from the State Protocol

Security

Security and the Road Police escort is provided according to the   Cabinet of Ministers Regulation No 340 “Procedure for providing protection (security service) by Security Police to public officials"

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 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the relevant foreign Embassy

Financing

Expenses of the Airport VIP lounge (for the Prime Minister and his/her Spouse or Security Officer) are covered by the Latvian side

Other expenses are covered by the visiting country 

The Latvian welcoming and farewell party at the airport

A Protocol Officer from the State Protocol 

Security

Security and the Road Police escort is provided according to the   Cabinet of Ministers Regulation No 340 “Procedure for providing protection (security service) by Security Police to public officials" 

PRIVATE 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 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the relevant foreign Embassy

Financing

Expenses of the Airport VIP lounge (for the Prime Minister and his/her Spouse or Security Officer) are covered by the Latvian side

Other expenses are covered by the visiting country 

The Latvian welcoming and farewell party at the airport

A Protocol Officer from the State Protocol 

Security

 Security and the Road Police escort is provided according to the   Cabinet of Ministers Regulation No 340 “Procedure for providing protection (security service) by Security Police to public officials"