The Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan to arrive in Latvia for an official visit

10.12.2019. 11:13

On 12 December 2019, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, will meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, Elmar Mammadyarov, who will be in Latvia on an official visit.

As part of his visit on 12–13 December, Elmar Mammadyarov is also to meet with the President of Latvia, Egils Levits; the Speaker of the Saeima (Latvian Parliament), Ināra Mūrniece; and the Minister of Defence, Artis Pabriks. The Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan will be given a tour of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, lay flowers at the Freedom Monument, and also visit the National Library of Latvia (LNB), where he will present a gift for the People’s Bookshelf.

 

Events for the media

12 December

  • At the National Library of Latvia:

10.25-10.45 book donation for the People’s Bookshelf and a tour of the library. Photo and video opportunity.

Contact at the LNB: Head of Public Relations, Augusts Zilberts (mob. 26472501).

  • At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

10.55                 Edgars Rinkēvičs welcomes Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov to the Foreign Ministry (in the lobby). Photo & Video Opportunity.

12.35-12.55       Joint Press Conference of the Foreign Ministers (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 3rd floor. Languages: Latvian/English). Photo & Video Opportunity.

  • At the Freedom Monument:

13.10-13.20 – a flower-laying ceremony at the Freedom Monument. Photo and video opportunity.

  • At Riga Castle:

13.30-14.00 – a meeting with the President of Latvia, Egils Levits (Riga Castle, Pils laukums 3). Photo and video opportunity at the beginning of the meeting.

Members of the media who are not accredited for covering events at Riga Castle are invited to apply before 12.00 on 12 December at e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

13 December

  • At the Saeima:

10.00-10.30 – a meeting with the Speaker of the Saeima, Ināra Mūrniece (Jēkaba iela 11, Voting Hall and Yellow Hall). Photo and video opportunity at the beginning of the meeting.

Members of the media who are not accredited for covering events at the Saeima are invited to apply in advance with the Saeima Press Service at e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling tel. 67087244.

 

Special accreditation is required to attend the events at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Freedom Monument. Members of the media accredited with Latvian agencies and institutions are asked to register their participation not later than 15.00 on 11 December by contacting the Media Centre of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Media representatives are requested to plan their arrival on time, but not later than 30 minutes before each event. 

 


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