Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Latvia)
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs Latvia
Republic of Latvia
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Latvijas Republikas ?rlietu ministrija
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Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Riga
Agency overview
JurisdictionLatvia and its diplomatic missions worldwide
HeadquartersK. Valdemara street 3, Riga
Agency executives
Child agency
Websitewww.mfa.gov.lv

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Latvian: Latvijas Republikas ?rlietu ministrija) is responsible for maintaining the Republic of Latvia's external relations and the management of its international diplomatic missions. The actual Minister of Foreign Affairs is Edgars Rink?vi?s, a member of the Unity Party and former State Secretary within Latvia's Ministry of Defence.[1][2]

Diplomacy

The ministry directs Latvia's affairs with foreign entities, including bilateral relations with individual nations and its representation in international organizations, including the United Nations, European Union, Council of Europe, NATO, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, and its participation in the Schengen Area. It oversees visas, cooperation with expatriates, international human rights policy, transatlantic defense policy and various global trade concerns. The ministry also contributes to Latvia's international trade and economic development, in collaboration with the Ministry of Economics (Latvia) and the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia. [3]

Inspector General

The Inspector General for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia is appointed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs. The current Inspector General for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia is M?ris Rieksti.

Inspector General Dates served
Indulis B?rzi 2013 - 2015
M?ris Rieksti 2015 - Incumbent

List of Ministers

References

  1. ^ "Minister of Foreign Affairs". am.gov.lv. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ "Background Note: Latvia". State.gov. The Office of Electronic Information, Bureau of Public Affairs. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ Annual Report by the Minister of Foreign Affairs on activities performed and planned in national foreign policy and on activities performed and planned in European Union matters (PDF). Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of Latvia. 2012. p. 32.

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External links

Coordinates: 56°57?16?N 24°06?28?E / 56.954427°N 24.107876°E / 56.954427; 24.107876


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