The annual security and foreign policy forum, The Rīga Conference 2022, will take place on October 21 – 22. Additional special events and discussions will be held on 20th October. This year, the event will gather in-person and online participants at the National Library of Latvia, according to a press release.
Its participants will have the opportunity to hear from the Assistant Secretary General of NATO for Public Diplomacy Baiba Braže; Executive Vice-President of the European Commission for An Economy that Works for People Valdis Dombrovskis; and the Head of Policy Planning for the NATO Secretary General, Prof. Benedetta Berti. The President of the Republic of Latvia, H.E. Egils Levits, and the Former Minister for Foreign Affairs for Sweden, Carl Bildt, will open the Conference. The event will be broadcast live on www.rigaconference.lv, by more than thirty partners and on social media platforms.
Since 2006, the conference has become one of the most important platforms for discussing security and foreign policy in the Baltic Sea region. Multiple concurrent crises have put Europe and major European powers at a crossroads. Discussions on the need to modify the Eastern Partnership are heating up. Global logistics providers, regional powers and governments are worried about the looming food, energy, and global commerce challenges. Thus among the most anticipated participants are Aleksey Arestovich, Adviser to the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Igor Zhovka, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine and Klympush-Tsintsadze Ivanna, Chairperson of the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada on Ukraine’s Integration into the European Union.
These and many more essential elements needed for global peace and the security effort required to maintain it will be highlighted and gain new relevance at The Rīga Conference. For the full programme of The Rīga Conference 2022, please visit here.
A broader audience will be able to follow the live stream of the main programme on The Rīga Conference website, as well as on Facebook, Youtube, and other internet platforms in Latvia and through international media.
The Rīga Conference is organised jointly by the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, and the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia in close cooperation with the NATO Public Diplomacy Division and Konrad Adenauer Foundation in the Baltic States. Microsoft supports the conference, the Embassy of Canada in Latvia, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany to Latvia, the United States Embassy in Latvia, NAMMO, LMT, the Embassy of Israel in Latvia, the Embassy of Spain in Latvia, the Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Latvia, AUDI Latvija, Riga International Airport and Embassy of Turkey to Latvia.
Other contributions to the conference have been made by BALTA, Canelle, Mario and Skriveri Sweets.
We are grateful to our longtime partner and venue provider – the National Library of Latvia.
Informative support to The Rīga Conference has been confirmed by Latvian Television, Latvian Radio, LSM.LV, LMT Straume, Go3 Latvija, RE TV, DELFI, TVNET, LETA, IR, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Lithuania Tribune, Hromadske International, Hype&Hyper, Belarus Security Blog, NATO Association of Canada, Macdonald-Laurier Institute, RGSL, University of Latvia, Youth Atlantic Treaty Association, Espreso.tv, New Eastern Europe, Current Time, Spektr, iPress, Suomen Sotilas, Est Curier, “Vchasno” and Atlantic Council.
More information: Latvian Transatlantic Organisation, Media Coordinator Sandra Zilberta; email@example.com; +371 26195891; Media Coordinator Assistant Annija Emersone; firstname.lastname@example.org; +371 26292618.