President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis awarded the senior military rank in the Latvian Army, Lieutenant General, to Commander of the National Armed Forces Leonīds Kalniņš at the solemn ceremony in the Riga Castle on Wednesday, 16 August 2017.

Your Excellencies, dear faithful people, and dear Latgallians, I am very happy to welcome you at the sacred place, Aglona, today and to be together with you. Here in Aglona, we experience the power of faith and prayer in a very special way. This year, many thousands of pilgrims have also managed their way to Aglona as every year before. It is tou...

“Local governments must be able to take responsible decisions in order to increase the quality of life of the population in the long term, to provide jobs and opportunities for nationals to receive high-quality services in education and healthcare,” emphasised President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis when meeting with the councillors of Ludza Regional Council and entrepreneurs of Ludza Region during his regional visit on 11 August 2017 in Ludza.


President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis will pay a regional working visit to Ludza on Friday, 11 August 2017.


On 23 and 24 August 2017, President of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank Walter Steinmeier and Elk Biden-Bander will pay an official visit to Germany in the framework of his visit to the Baltic States.


“The United States and the Baltic States are ready to expand their strategic partnership in security. Today, we discussed the ways to strengthen the cooperation in the protection of the Baltic airspace, in the prevention of hybrid threats and the threat to the information environment,” emphasised President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis after the meeting of the Presidents of the Baltic States and US Vice President Mike Pence in Tallinn on Monday, 31 July 2017.


“Education is the basis of the Latvian identity, which gives a child a sense of belonging and knowledge about Latvia,” stressed President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis, when he addressed the first European Latvian Congress on Sunday, 30 July 2017. The President of Latvia pointed out that he presumed greater involvement and initiative of the government in ensuring the continued efforts to develop a high-quality education system for Latvian diaspora as well as increasing funding, especially for weekend schools.


President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis met with Madam Speaker of the Saeima Ināra Mūrniece in the Riga Castle on Friday, 28 July 2017. During the meeting, the President of Latvia encouraged the Saeima to assess whether the parliamentary inquiry committee under the leadership of Ms Inguna Sudraba would be able to fulfil the tasks that the Saeima had entrusted, and to strengthen public confidence in the state power and the rule of law in the matter of the talks in Hotel Ridzene.


President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis will pay a working visit to the capital of Estonia, Tallinn, on Monday, 31 July 2017, where the Presidents of the three Baltic States will meet with Vice-President of the United States Mike Pence.


On Friday, 28 July 2017, President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis presented the credentials to the new Ambassadors of Latvia abroad.