Minister of Foreign Affairs Maris Riekstins of Latvia

Riekstins is pleased that information technology businesses are represented at the seminar, as they are one of the fastest growing economic sectors in Latvia.
Overall Riekstins described Latvia to the business seminar participants as a reliable trade partner to Hungary, and informed them on political cooperation between both countries as well.
Maris Riekstins had a meeting with Hungarian Foreign Minister Kinga Goncz in Budapest today too.
Riekstins said the exercises would be focused on strengthening Latvia's military capabilities but also would demonstrate the NATO and Western commitment to protecting the Baltics.
On 9 January, Foreign Minister Maris Riekstins met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Vygaudas Ušackas, who had arrived on a working visit to Riga.
On 28 August, Foreign Minister Maris Riekstins received Ambassador of Russia to Latvia, Alexander Veshniakov, at his request of the latter.
Maris Riekstins has been rumoured to be in line for a big job and suspension of his ambassadors term would decidedly clear the way for this.
Like lightning, in August 1993, Riekstins was promoted State Secretary, in fact the FirstDeputyMinister, from the modest post of a Foreign Ministrys desk officer on Latvias relations with Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Simultaneously, Riekstins has evidently won favour of the Peoples Party formal leader, Prime Minister Aigars Kalvitis, who has proved it by dismissing his current Chief of Staff, Janis Dzanuskans, who has worked in this post only less than a month, as the post had to be vacated by the years end for Riekstins.
A discussion on changing the peacekeeping format is necessary, because recent events have attested that the existing one has proved to be ineffectual", Foreign Minister Maris Riekstins has pointed out.
Minister Riekstins has already made Latvia's position clear, condemning Russia's military offensive in Georgia and urging the international community to evaluate the events properly, to take a united stand and to encourage a dialogue between the sides involved in the conflict.
Latvia: Foreign Minister Maris Riekstins said escalation of.
Foreign Minister Maris Riekstins expresses deep concern over the escalation of violence in the Gaza strip over recent days, which has caused great numbers.
Riekstins is foreign minister of Latvia.
Latvian Foreign Minister Maris Riekstins was sanguine about the affair, according to The baltic Times.
Berlin  - Latvian Foreign Minister Maris Riekstins said Wednesday that it would be good if the Council of the Baltic Sea States could play a role in talks with Russia.
The council has played an important role in developing the economies of the region, Riekstins said after talks with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin.
Riekstins said Germany had become one of his country's most important trading partners since Latvia declared itself independence from the Soviet Union in August 1991.
Discussing Europe's response to turmoil in the financial markets, Riekstins said there was a very clear view among the six ministers.