Riga, 16 October 2021 (TDI): The Riga Conference 2021 has started in Riga, the capital city of Latvia. Riga Conference is a unique venue for the dialogue on international security among the decision makers.
The conference has been jointly organized by the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation (LATO), the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.
The sessions engage a high level of politicians, diplomats, experts including local and international media.
🗣️ The first day of #RigaConf2021 has ended. High level officials discussed challenges and opportunities of EU’s foreign policy, 🇪🇺 Green Deal, NATO’s response to emerging security challenges, 🇺🇦 Euro-Atlantic integration and situation in Belarus.
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— Latvian MFA (@Latvian_MFA) October 15, 2021
The first day was characterized by the discussions on the Euro-Atlantic relations, recent developments in Belarus, the EU Green Deal, and the challenges to the European Union’s foreign policy.
The Riga 2021 Conference aims to set aside differences of the European Community to focus on common goals. There will be a debate on the direction of the European Union’s foreign policy. Leaders of NATO are also taking part in this conference. They will discuss security-related issues.
Riga Conference has become an important place to discuss global issues. The world’s leading decision makers take part in this conference to discuss the peace and security of the world. The Latvian Transatlantic Organization (LATO) and ministries of Defense and Foreign Affairs are jointly organizing this conference.
LATO is a non-governmental organization established on March 21, 2000, with the aim to bring together like-minded individuals who want to promote Latvia
s membership in NATO. LATO aims to inform about NATO and Latvias membership in the Alliance by organizing public informative events about Latvian and Euro-Atlantic security issues. LATO distributes information and encourages discussions on questions relating to Latvia
s defence and security policy to promote partnership with other countries, and to promote understanding of the international community about Latvias foreign policy aims.