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Latvia - Relations with U.S. (Notes)


U.S.-LATVIAN RELATIONS
The United States established diplomatic relations with Latvia on July 28, 1922. The U.S. Legation in Riga was officially established on November 13, 1922 and served as the headquarters for U.S. representation in the Baltics during the interwar era. The Soviet invasion forced the closure of the legation on September 5, 1940, but Latvian representation in the United States has continued uninterrupted for 85 years. The United States never recognized the forcible incorporation of Latvia into the U.S.S.R. and views the present Government of Latvia as a legal continuation of the interwar republic.

Latvia and the United States have signed treaties on investment, trade, intellectual property protection, extradition, mutual legal assistance, and avoidance of double taxation. Latvia has enjoyed most-favored-nation treatment with the United States since December 1991.

Principal U.S. Embassy Officials
Ambassador--Catherine Todd Bailey
Deputy Chief of Mission--Stuart Seldowitz
Political/Economic Officer--Tamir Waser
Management Officer--Eric Kettner
Consular Officer--Stephen T. Frahm
Public Affairs Officer--William Bellis
Defense Attaché--Lt. Col. David Holahan

The U.S. Embassy in Latvia is located at Raina Boulevard 7, Riga [tel. (371) 703-6200].


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Facts at a Glance
Geography
People
Government
Economy
Communications
Transportation
Military
Climate
Current Time
Ranking Positions
Latvian Lats Exchange Rates


Notes and Commentary
People
Economy
Government and Political Conditions
Historical Highlights
Foreign Relations
Relations with U.S.





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