On Wednesday, September 2, Laimdota Straujuma, Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia, met Rolf E. Schütte, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Republic of Latvia, who paid an introductory visit.
On Wednesday, September 2, Laimdota Straujuma, Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia, held a farewell meeting with Pavol Šepeľák, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to the Republic of Latvia, and discussed cooperation of both countries and joint work within the EU and NATO.
On Monday, August 24, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma and Minister for Agriculture Jānis Dūklavs in Brussels held a meeting with Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development to discuss the European Commission's future support for Latvian milk producers and processors.
On Thursday, August 20, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma held a meeting with the U.S. Congress Senators John McCain, Sheldon Whitehouse and John Barrasso. Discussing the Baltic region's security, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma informed the U.S. Congress Senators that Latvia plans to increase itsdefence budget to 2 % of GDP by 2018. Currently, the Latvian governmentdiscusses the state budget for 2016 and we keep this target in mind.