Dinner with Artis Pabriks, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Latvia

Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 18:00

We were pleased to welcome Mr Artis Pabriks, the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Latvia as a guest speaker to this year's first in-person Joint Chamber Dinner on 3 March 2022. The event was organised in cooperation with Irish Latvian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia and gathered 40 chamber members, including representatives from foreign embassies. The main topic of the dinner was, of course, the situation in Ukraine. The Minister updated attendees on the current situation in Ukraine, as well as spoke about latest news regarding the support to Ukraine from Latvia as well as NATO allies. He also praised the EU's and US unity in terms of reaction and imposed sanctions to Russia following its invasion of Ukraine. Minister emphasised that NATO allies are taking very seriously the security in their member states, hence the recent increasing of their presence in NATO's Eastern bloc. After the Minister's speech, dinner guests had a possibility to ask questions, which, unsurprisingly, there were many. We are grateful to the Minister for finding time in his busy schedule to address our members. We would also like to thank our moderator Ieva Rācenāja, Director or Riga Graduate School of Law as well as AC Hotel by Marriott Riga where we held our dinner.

Photos from the dinner are available HERE (Photo credits: Andrejs Djadiščevs).