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Latvia and International Relations

Contact:
Eva Vijupe, Director of the Records Management Department (eva.vijupe AT mfa.gov.lv)

Head of the Foreign Service History and Diplomatic Documents Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, Mrs. Iveta Skinke; address: K. Valdemara Street 3, Riga LV-1395, Latvia; e-mail: iveta.skinke@mfa.gov.lv

Deputy Head of the Foreign Service History and Diplomatic Documents Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, Dr. Valdis Rusins; address: K. Valdemara street 3, Riga LV-1395, Latvia; e-mail: valdis.rusins@mfa.gov.lv


Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia

K. Valdemara street 3, Riga LV-1395, Latvia

 


History of the Foreign Service
Project description:

Thematic series “Latvia and International Relations” was developed by the Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia. 1999: vol.1 “A Document Collection on the International Recognition of Latvia, Renewed Independence, and Diplomatic Relations. 1918–1998”; 2003: vol.2 “The Latvian Foreign Office. 1918–1991”. A volume entitled “Origins of Latvia’s Foreign Policy and the Formation of the Ministry. Zigfrīds Anna Meierovics, Latvia’s first Minister of Foreign Affairs” was published in 2014. A volume entitled “26 January 1921 Latvia receives de iure recognition. Enduring and Irrevocable” was published in 2016. A volume entitled “Latvia at the Paris Peace Conference, 1919. Minutes of the Latvian Delegation’s Sessions” was published in 2017. A volume entitled “The State of Latvia and its diplomacy in the making. From the mid-1800s to the exercise of people’s self-determination on 18 November 1918” was published in 2018.

 


Founding Year: 1996


Latvia and International Relations

Scope: Thematical Scope
Description of scope: Latvia’s bilateral and multilateral international relations, 1918–1940 and 1990 – nowadays; Latvian Foreign Service in abroad during Soviet and Nazi occupation periods (1940–1990).
Status: Ongoing
Number of volumes: 1

Vol.1 “A Document Collection on the International Recognition of Latvia, Renewed Independence, and Diplomatic Relations. 1918–1998”; 2003: vol.2 “The Latvian Foreign Office. 1918–1991”. A volume entitled “Origins of Latvia’s Foreign Policy and the Formation of the Ministry. Zigfrīds Anna Meierovics, Latvia’s first Minister of Foreign Affairs” was published in 2014. A volume entitled “26 January 1921 Latvia receives de iure recognition. Enduring and Irrevocable” was published in 2016. A volume entitled “Latvia at the Paris Peace Conference, 1919. Minutes of the Latvian Delegation’s Sessions” was published in 2017. A volume entitled “The State of Latvia and its diplomacy in the making. From the mid-1800s to the exercise of people’s self-determination on 18 November 1918” was published in 2018.