Exhibit Opening: “Celebrating the Centennials of Baltic Independence and U.S. – Baltic Relations”

Riga, November 1, 2018 – The United States Embassy in Latvia is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibit titled “Celebrating the Centennials of Baltic Independence and U.S.-Baltic Relations.” The exhibit will be displayed at the National Library of Latvia’s atrium (Mūkusalas street 3, 1st floor) on November 1. The exhibit will be open ...
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Address at the Celebrations of the 242nd Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America

Ambassador Nancy Bikoff Pettit July 12, 2018 National Library of Latvia Labdien, good afternoon ministers and excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the United States Embassy’s celebration of the 242nd year of America’s independence. Every year on the July 4th holiday, Americans reflect on what our country stands for: the ideals that are ...
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Launch of Latvian-American Innovation Award

Riga, May 8, 2018 – The United States Embassy in Riga, along with the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF) and the American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (AmCham) have established the Latvian-American Innovation Award. The Innovation Award partnership also includes TechHub Riga and the Latvian StartUp Association. As an effort to promote entrepreneurship, research-driven innovation, and ...
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U.S. and Latvian Officials to Commemorate Completion of Renovation Project at State Fire and Rescue Service’s Jelgava Division

Riga, January 29, 2018 – U.S. Ambassador Nancy Pettit, Parliamentary Secretary of Ministry of Interior Evika Siliņa, Mayor of Jelgava Andris Rāviņš, representatives of State Fire and Rescue Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate completion of the 12th cooperation project between the U.S. and the Latvian ...
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U.S. and Latvian Military Engineers to Complete Repair Works at “Mēs esam līdzās” Rehabilitation Center

Riga, August 11, 2017 – The United States European Command (EUCOM), in partnership with the U.S. Embassy Riga, U.S. Air National Guard, the Latvian National Armed Forces and the “Mēs esam līdzās” Rehabilitation Center have completed a humanitarian-civic assistance (HCA) project at the “Mēs esam līdzās” Rehabilitation Center. To mark the conclusion of the project ...
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U.S. and Latvian Military Engineers to Renovate “Mēs esam līdzās” Rehabilitation Center

Riga, June 26, 2017 – The United States European Command (USEUCOM), in partnership with U.S. Embassy Riga, U.S. Air National Guard, and the Latvian National Armed Forces, will hold a kick-off ceremony on June 27 at 15:00 to mark the beginning of the renovation at “Mēs esam līdzās” Rehabilitation Center. The humanitarian-civic assistance (HCA) project ...
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U.S. Air Force Secretary Discusses Contributions to NATO Operations and Baltic Air Policing Mission with Defense Ministry Leadership

Riga, July 19, 2016 – The U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James departed Riga Sunday following meetings with Latvian Ministry of Defense officials to discuss Latvia’s role in the Baltic Air Policing mission as well as its contributions to Operation Atlantic Resolve. Following her meetings, Secretary James said, “I had very enlightening ...
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