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Norwegian Prime Minister Solberg and Latvian Prime Minister Straujuma at the press conference 8 December. Foto: Norwegian Embassy RigaNorwegian Prime Minister Solberg and Latvian Prime Minister Straujuma at the press conference 8 December. Foto: Norwegian Embassy Riga

Official Visit of the Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg to Latvia

Last updated: 10.12.2014 // The Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg met with Latvias Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, President Andris Berzins and Ms Inara Murniece, Speaker of the Saeima, 8th of December.

An official flower laying ceremony by the two Prime Ministers at the Freedom Monument, was the first event on the official programme.

During their bilateral meeting the cooperation within the cultural-, economic- and defence sector was discussed.

The preparations for Latvia’s Presidency of the Council of the EU and cooperation with Norway during the Presidency was also on the agenda. Solberg highly appreciated the fact that Latvia focuses on the issue of Eastern Partnership as this is of outmost importance for the whole of Europe.

The EEA/Norway Grants was also discussed during the meeting. The Grants have helped to develop several important sectors in Latvia including the justice, environment, culture, and health sectors as well as civil society. 

The Norwegian Prime Minister paid a visit to the Occupation Museum of Latvia. She also had meetings with President Andris Berzins, Speaker of the Saeima Ms. Inara Murniece and representatives from the Norwegian business community in Latvia.

Prime Minister Solberg met Latvia's President Berzins. Foto: Norwegian Embassy RigaPrime Minister Solberg met Latvia's President Berzins. Foto: Norwegian Embassy Riga
 

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