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Ambassador's welcome

Welcome to the Danish Embassy in Latvia.

Denmark and Latvia have a close bilateral relationship politically, militarily, economically, and culturally. This was clearly illustrated on a number of occasions during 2016, when the 25th anniversary of the re-established diplomatic relations between Denmark and Latvia was celebrated. Additionally, Denmark was in the forefront of the international campaign for Latvian independence, when Latvia broke out of the Soviet Union 25 years ago.

Today, like Denmark, Latvia is a member of the EU, OECD and NATO. The Danish-Latvian cooperation is broad-based, and it includes the regional cooperation in the Baltic Sea region, where the Nordic-Baltic 8 cooperation in particular plays a prominent role. These many close formats of cooperation provide a good basis for the embassy’s ability to promote Danish viewpoints, interests, and values.

Defence and security policies have been key focus areas of the bilateral cooperation over the past 25 years, and they have gained further attention over recent years. Every year, Danish and Latvian soldiers participate in joint exercises in Latvia and internationally.

The bilateral relations are also strong in terms of trade. Trade between the two countries and Danish investments in Latvia have been growing, and many Danish companies have established themselves in Latvia. If you consider entering on the Latvian market, then try us. We have helped many Danish companies get started.

Providing knowledge about Denmark and Danish culture is also one of the core tasks of the embassy. In this regard, we work closely together with the Danish Cultural Institute in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, which is based in Riga.

The embassy also assists Danish tourists and permanent residents in Latvia. To learn more about the help that the embassy can provide, please see the ‘Travel and Residence’ section.

I hope that you will find the information you need on the website. If not, then feel free to contact us. To learn more about the activities of the embassy, please follow us on facebook or twitter.

Hans Brask
Ambassador
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Ambassador Hans Brask