The Official Welcoming Ceremony of the President of the Republic of Latvia Is Held at the Presidential Palace
As a part of the state visit of the President of the Republic of Latvia, H.E. Raimonds Vējonis and the First Lady, Mrs. Iveta Vējonis, the official welcoming ceremony has been held at the Presidential Palace. Following the performance of national anthems by the orchestra of the Defense Ministry of Georgia, the President of Georgia, H.E. Giorgi Margvelashvili and President Vējonis have honored national flags of Georgia and Latvia.
The First Lady of Georgia, Mrs. Maka Chichua and Mrs. Vējonis have also taken part in the ceremony. After its termination, Ms. Chichua has hosted Mrs. Vējonis at a tea ceremony, held at the Presidential Palace.
Among the Latvian delegation, the welcoming ceremony was attended by the Minister of Interior Mr. Rihards Kozlovskis, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to Georgia Mr. Janis Zlamets, the Chairman of the Group for Interparliamentary Relations with Georgia Mr. Dzintars Zakis, the Head of the President’s Chancery Mr. Arnis Salnajs, the Foreign Affairs Advisor to the President Ms. Maija Manika, the Chief of the State Border Guard Gen. Normunds Garbars, the Deputy Head of the President’s Chancery Ms. Egita Kazeka, the Economic Affairs Advisor to the President Mr. Andis Jekabsons, the Press Advisor to the President Mr. Janis Siksnis, the Director of the First Bilateral Relations Department Mr. Dainis Garancs, and the Second Secretary of the East Europe and Central Asia Division Mr. Guntis Lapsa.
Among the members of the Georgian delegation were the Head of the Administration of the President Mr. Giorgi Abashishvili, the Secretary of the National Security Council Mr. Davit Rakviashvili, the Minister of Internal Affairs Mr. Giorgi Mghebrishvili, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Davit Zalkaliani, the Advisor to the President for Foreign Affairs Mr. Tengiz Pkhaladze, the Ambassador of Georgia to the Republic of Latvia Mr. Teimuraz Janjalia, advisors to the President and the diplomatic corps accredited in Georgia.