Having chosen the neighbouring Latvia as his first official foreign destination, on 12 January, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis met with the leaders of the country, including President Raimonds Vējonis, Speaker of the Saeima Inara Mūrniece and Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis.
Acting Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius met his colleagues, Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kučinskis and Estonian Head of Government Juri Ratas at the meeting of the prime ministers of the Baltic Council of Ministers in Riga on Friday to discuss the issues of regional security, transport and energy infrastructure, the Eastern Partnership, the EU agenda and other issues of regional relevance.
23 August, Riga. President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden. The President of Latvia, Raimonds Vējonis, and the President of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, also attended the meeting. According to the President, it is symbolic that this meeting takes place as Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Baltic Way. “Today the Baltic states and the United States of America are ready to reaffirm their strategic partnership. It has been valid for many years now, and we are confident that regardless of the changes that might take place after the presidential election in the United States, the U.S. commitments to NATO and the Baltic states will remain strong,” the President said.