On Monday, 17 July, Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, met at the parliament with Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, who is in Latvia on an official visit. The Speaker of the Saeima emphasised that Latvia and Azerbaijan share a successful political dialogue and are interested in deepening economic cooperation. Speaker Mūrniece appreciated the active contacts between the parliaments of Latvia and Azerbaijan. In May, Ogtay Asadov, Speaker of Azerbaijani parliament,...
Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, met with Paul Ryan, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, in Washington, where she expressed appreciation for the US military presence in Europe and underlined the importance of a strong NATO alliance. Speaker Mūrniece, together with the Nordic and Baltic (NB8) speakers of parliament, is on a visit to the US from 26 to 29 June. Speaker Paul Ryan reassured the Baltic and Nordic speakers about the US steadfast and unwavering commitment to...
On Thursday, 22 June, the Saeima ratified the agreement concluded by the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian governments to build the Rail Baltica rail connection. The agreement is aimed at ensuring the completion and functionality of an efficient, fast conventional European gauge railway, built as a project of common interest according to the common technical parameters, for passengers and freight transport on a route as part of the trans-European transport network. On Rail Baltica,...
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