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Major Latvian Diaspora Meeting to Take Place in Cēsis

“Worldwide Cēsis Days”, the first major Latvian diaspora meeting, will be held in the charming northern-Latvian city of Cēsis on July 21-25.

A week pack-filled of various events – discussions, exhibitions, concerts, lectures, business networking, workshops etc. - all concerning matters of the diaspora is the first of its kind and magnitude to be hosted in Latvia.

“We see this as an opportunity to approach our expats and find new dimensions of communication – all aimed towards seeing what can be done to cooperate better and finding new avenues of developing and bettering our city,” says the Mayor of Cēsis Jānis Rozenbergs.

The highlight of the week will be a conference “Cēsis in the World” with the main aim of drafting a Cēsis re-emigration plan. It will feature a four part panel discussion as well as an address from the President of Latvia H.E. Mr Andris Bērziņš and other excellences.

A high level of interest for the conference has already been expressed by government bodies and organizations as well as the diplomatic corps. But everyone interested and willing to take part in the free conference to discuss diaspora matters is welcome to register here:

This initiative of the Cēsis municipality has already been praised by H.E. Mr Rolands Lappuķe, Ambassador-at-Large for diaspora matters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and H.E. Mr Andris Teikmanis, Latvian Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, for being the first of its kind.

The conference will feature a live translation in English for the registered guests. The full programme of the conference can be accessed HERE.