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State Secretary welcomes new Ambassadors of Lebanon and Mali on their accreditation visits

State Secretary Pelšs and the Ambassador of Mali discussed bilateral relations and the opportunities for promoting cooperation in various formats, including in international organisations

On 9 March 2020, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Andris Pelšs, met with the Ambassador of Lebanon, Rina Charbel, and the Ambassador of Mali, Oumou Sall-Seck. In a conversation with the Lebanese Ambassador, the State Secretary discussed the bilateral relations between Latvia and Lebanon and developments…

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UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights issues findings on Belgium, Benin, Guinea, Norway, and Ukraine

The findings contain positive aspects of how the respective States are implementing the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session from 17 February to 6 March 2020: Belgium, Benin, Guinea, Norway, and Ukraine. The findings contain positive aspects of how the respective States are implementing the International Covenant…

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In a meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister, Edgars Rinkēvičs discusses Latvian-Egyptian cooperation and developments in Libya

The Latvian Foreign Minister encouraged the Egyptian side to open an embassy in Latvia with a view to intensifying the Latvian-Egyptian dialogue

On 16 February 2020 in Munich, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, met with the Foreign Minister of Egypt, Sameh Shoukry, for a discussion on the promotion of bilateral cooperation between Latvia and Egypt. The meeting took place in the margins of the Munich Security Conference. Edgars…

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Record 19 International Players from 15 Countries highlight Global Reach of NBA All-Star 2020

NBA All-Star 2020 will reach fans in 215 countries and territories in 47 languages

All-Star Starters Antetokounmpo, Dončić, Embiid and Siakam Headline Record Eight International All-Stars; NBA All-Star 2020 Will Reach Fans in 215 Countries and Territories in 47 Languages A record 19 international players from 15 countries will participate in NBA All-Star 2020 (NBA.com/AllStar), which will reach fans in 215 countries and territories…

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All-Star Pascal Siakam, Wizards’ Bertāns, Celtics’ Fall and Bulls’ Markkanen to Coach Top International Prospects at Sixth Annual Basketball Without Borders Global Camp

Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Global Camp During NBA All-Star 2020 Will Bring Together Top 64 High School Age Boys and Girls from 34 Countries and Regions

The National Basketball Association (NBA) (https://www.NBA.com/) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) today announced the top 64 boys and girls from 34 countries and regions who will travel to Chicago for the sixth annual Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Global Camp, which will be held Friday, Feb. 14 – Sunday, Feb.…

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UN Women’s Rights Committee to review Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Eritrea, Kiribati, Latvia, Pakistan, Republic of Moldova, and Zimbabwe

The above countries are among the 189 States parties to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is meeting in Geneva from 10 to 28 February 2020 to review the situation of women’s rights in the following countries: Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Eritrea, Kiribati, Latvia, Pakistan, Republic of Moldova, and Zimbabwe. The above countries are among the 189 States…

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Defending Champion Joe Harris and NBA All-Stars Damian Lillard and Trae Young Headline 2020 MTN DEW® 3-Point Contest

– New: Two Shots in MTN DEW® Zone Located 6 Feet Behind 3-Point Line Worth Three Points Each – ; – Davis Bertans, Devonte’ Graham, Buddy Hield, Zach LaVine and Duncan Robinson in Eight-Player Field –

Defending champion Joe Harris of the Brooklyn Nets and NBA (http://www.NBA.com) All-Stars Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers and Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks will participate in the 2020 MTN DEW® 3-Point Contest on Saturday, Feb. 15 at the United Center in Chicago. The eight-player field for the…

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Latvia Hosts First Official Visit of an Egyptian Foreign Minister

The Ministers discussed bilateral economic and political relations between Latvia and Egypt, the latest developments in the Middle East and the EU-Egypt dialogue

On 17 October 2019, the Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, Sameh Shoukry, who was in Latvia on an official visit. It is noteworthy that this is the first visit in history to Latvia by an Egyptian Foreign Minister to…

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Foreign Minister to participate in the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa

In the course of the event, a high-level debate is planned on the future of the region, as well as on security, social and economic challenges and opportunities

On 6 and 7 April 2019, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs will represent Latvia at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa in Jordan. In the course of the event, a high-level debate is planned on the future of the region, as well as on security, social…