Crisis in Iraq

02.12.2014. 19:09

Crisis in Iraq

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Latvia considers that any threat to international peace and security must be averted. Latvia considers that the UN has to act energetically to disarm Iraq; this will strengthen the international rule of law and safeguard UN authority. Latvia considers it important that unity between Europe and the US be preserved to achieve the disarmament of Iraq. Latvia will support its allies in strengthening international peace and security.

Documents detailing Latvia's position

Latvian Ambassador to the UN Gints Jegermanis addresses an Open Debate Session of the UN Security Council 27.03.2003

STATEMENT On Latvia-s Support for the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution No. 1441, 20.03.2003

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia 20.03.2003

Press statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia 17.03.2003

Statement by H.E. Gints Jegermanis Permanent Representative of the Republic of Latvia to the United Nations at the Security Council 12.03.2003 (video Real .ram format)

Presentation by Latvia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Saeima Foreign Affairs Committee, 19.02.2003 (Power Point presentation .pps format 233Mb)

Statement by H.E. Gints Jegermanis
Permanent Representative of the  Republic of Latvia  to the United Nations at the Security Council 19.02.2003
(video Real .ram format)

EU Troika meeting with acceding and candidate countries, Brussels, 18.02.2003: Common Statement.

The Vilnius 10 group of countries joint declaration 05.02.2003

Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia Mrs. Sandra Kalniete, 31.01.2003

Articles, speeches and interviews

Statement by H.E. Gints Jegermanis Permanent Representative of the Republic of Latvia to the United Nations at the Security Council March 26, 2003

Interview by President of Latvia Vaira Vike-Freiberga on the "Sunday Profile with Monica Attard" 09.03.2003 (Audio .asx format)

Interview by President of Latvia Vaira Vike-Freiberga on the BBC, 18.02.2003.  (Audio .mp3 format 3.49Mb)

Interview by President of Latvia Vaira Vike-Freiberga on CNN, 17.02.2003.  (Audio .mp3 format 1.86Mb)

Address by Latvia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sandra Kalniete to the Latvian Intellectuals Association Conference "Latvia within the EU and NATO defence system", 14.02.2003 

Address by the President of Latvia to the Latvian Intellectuals Association Conference "Latvia within the EU and NATO defence system", 14.02.2003 

"The Challenge" article by Sandra Kalniete, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, published in the daily newspaper Diena, 04.02.2003 

Useful information and analysis

Links to relevant documents from international organisations

Official positions and speeches

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