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100 years of diplomatic relations between Denmark and Latvia

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This year marks the 100th anniversary of Denmark's recognition de jure of the Republic of Latvia, and the establishment of diplomatic relations between Denmark and Latvia in 1921. Denmark recognized Latvia on 7 February 1921 and was among the first countries to recognize Latvia.

2021 is also the 30th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1991 (24 August). Denmark was also among the very first countries to restore diplomatic relations with Latvia after the independence in 1991.

During this year, a number of events will be held in connection with the 100th year and 30th year jubilees. More information will follow on the embassy’s website and social media.

Read the story of Danish volunteer soldiers in Latvia’s war of independence here.

Read more about Denmark’s role in the renewal of Latvian Independence here.

 

EVENTS

 

Wind energy conference 

“WINDWORKS. POWERING LATVIA'S ENERGY FUTURE”

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Introduction video

On 29 April 2021, the Danish embassy co-hosted wind energy conference “WINDWORKS. POWERING LATVIA'S ENERGY FUTURE” to discuss perspectives for wind energy in Latvia and the Baltic Sea Region. 
 
See more about the program here.
Review the conference here.

 

 

TOGETHER IN THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

- 100 Years of Diplomatic Relations Between Denmark and Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

Friday 4 June 2021 from 10:00 - 17:00

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On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Denmark and Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, a high-level conference will be held in Copenhagen on 4 June 2021 under the heading "Together in the Past, Present and Future".

The conference aims to discuss future opportunities for cooperation between Denmark and Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. 

See program here.

The conference organized by the Danish Foreign Policy Society in cooperation with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Danish Cultural Institute in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and the Danish embassies in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

See more here.

On 4 June 2021, the foreign ministers from Denmark, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania presented a new shared vision for the future cooperation.

The occasion is the 100-year anniversary of diplomatic relations between Denmark and the Baltic States. The cornerstones of the vision are the fight for common fundamental values, security and defence and strengthened cooperation on climate and the green transition. 

Read the Joint Statement on the Occasion of the 100th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Denmark and Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – a vision for the future cooperation here.