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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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Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea meets with Latvian Counterparts on Countering Threats to the International Financial

Riga, June 7, 2018 – On June 6, Department of the Treasury’s Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea met with Latvian officials to emphasize the importance assigned by the United States to our close bilateral relationship. He reiterated the value of swift, meaningful reform to protect the Latvian financial system from illicit finance threats ...
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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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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Riga, Latvia May 7, 2018

Location: All of Latvia Event: The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children.  Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings.  In the past they have used knives, guns and vehicles as ramming devices.  They may target schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, transportation ...
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