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U.S. Soldiers and Latvian National Guard to Participate in Community Outreach Project

Riga, February 2, 2017 – On February 3, U.S. Army and Marine soldiers and Latvian National Guard soldiers from the Student Battalion will participate in a community outreach project to assist the Saint Luke Society by moving donated wood working equipment to their new facilities.  The Latvian National Armed Forces will provide a lift vehicle, while soldiers lift the heavy equipment

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U.S. Congressional Delegation to Visit Latvia

Riga, December 23, 2016 – U.S. Congressional Delegation led by Republican Senator John McCain will visit Latvia on December 28-29. The delegation will also include Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Democrat Senator Amy Klobuchar. This visit is part of a larger trip, which will also include stops in Estonia, Georgia, Lithuania, Montenegro, and Ukraine. While in Latvia, the delegation will

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Europe Travel Alert – Reminder

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season. U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets.  This Travel Alert expires on February 20, 2017. Credible information indicates the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates continue to

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U.S. Ambassador will sign the Memorandum of Understanding on the Fulbright Exchange Program in Latvia

Riga, December 14, 2016 – On Friday, December 16, U.S. Ambassador to Latvia Nancy Pettit, on behalf of the U.S. Government, and the Minister of Education and Science Kārlis Šadurskis, on behalf of the Latvian government, will sign a Memorandum of Understanding of the Fulbright Exchange Program. The Memorandum of Understanding will provide a stronger framework for the Fulbright Exchange

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U.S. Ambassador to Visit Saldus

Riga, December 14, 2016 – Ambassador Nancy Pettit will make an official visit to Saldus today. Ambassador Pettit will meet with Mayor Indra Rassa and City Council officials, as well as civil society representatives. Also during her visit, Ambassador Pettit will visit the old Synagogue building and the Museum of History and Art, and will tour the “66°North Baltic” company.

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