Minister of Culture Helena Demakova of Latvia

Latvian Culture Minister Helena Demakova said that the Arab Islamic civilization was even greater than she had imagined, noting that she felt feelings of tolerance and peace while dealing with Egyptians, during her visit to the country.
Minister Demakova is undoubtedly a very vivid figure among the Latvian power elite.
The Minister for Culture of the Republic of Latvia Helena Demakova is on of the first public figure who has brought Latvian culture phenomena on the global culture scene.
The Latvian Minister of Culture Heléna Demakova was among the 25 EU Cultural Ministers who took part in the Europe Day on the Croisette.
Demakova is non grata person in Belarus, as she wanted to provide support to civil society development in the framework of the OSCE.
Demakova has characterized Latvian-Russian relations as tense even after joining the EU.
Demakova had working meetings with representatives of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Microsoft, the New York Public Library and the Museum of Modern Art.
During her intervention, Minister Demakova expressed her satisfaction at having had two important events organized in the course of the year of celebrations of Latvia’s 90th anniversary – the launch of construction works of the Latvian National Library last June and the Song and Dance Festival in July – held under UNESCO’s auspices.
The opening ceremony was preceded by a bilateral meeting, during which Mr Matsuura and Minister Demakova discussed the past and future collaboration between Latvia and UNESCO.