With the aim to support Georgia and appeal to the international community to be actively engaged with the resolution of the still precarious post-war situation in this country, Latvian NGOs organise a public campaign on Friday, August 7, at 14:00 near the Embassy of Georgia, Raina Boulevard 3, Riga. In the framework of the event, Georgian flag will be made out of white and red roses.
Discussion on Latvia’s 5 years experience of membership in NATO and the Alliance’s new strategy for Afghanistan took place in Riga
On April 21, 2009 Riga hosted a discussion „New Challenges for NATO and Its Partners”, which focused on the Latvia’s 5 years experience in the transformed and enlarged NATO as well as on a new NATO strategy for Afghanistan.
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of NATO and Latvia’s 5th anniversary of membership in the Alliance, Latvian Transatlantic organisation (LATO), Latvian Institute of International Affairs, the Freedom and Solidarity Foundation in cooperation with NATO, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia organise a public discussion “New Challenges for NATO members and its Partners”. Discussion will take place on April 21 in the Reval Hotel Latvija. The discussion will start at 9:30. The working language of the discussion will be English with the simultaneous translation into Latvian.
On March 29, 2004 Latvia became a fully fledged NATO member state, therefore guaranteeing its security. Five years have been passed since that historical date, therefore to mark the 5th anniversary of Latvia’s membership into NATO Latvian Transatlantic organisation in cooperation with Latvian Ministry of Defence, Latvian National Armed Forces (NAF) and the support of Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and JSC “Laima” on March 29, 2009, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM near the monument of Freedom organised a public information campaign, where people were invited to take part.
29th of March 2009 marked the 5th anniversary of Latvia’s accession to NATO. Therefore it is important to understand and assess what has been achieved in those 5 years, what Latvia has gained acceding to NATO, and what should we do in the future to strengthen Latvia’s security.