H.E. Mr Jänis KÄRKLINS was accompanied for the occasion by Mr Jean-Claude EUDE, Honorary consul from Latvia to Monaco. After being welcomed in the Cour d'Honneur of the Palace by the Company of Carabinieri guard of honour under the command of Colonel Yannick Bersihand, Senior Commander of the Police Force, Ambassador Jänis KÄRKLINS was taken to the Hall of Mirrors by H.S.H the Prince's Chamberlain, Colonel Luc Fringant, with Mr Jean-Claude EUDE.
H.E. Mr Jänis KÄRKLINS then proceeded to present his Credentials to H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince who was accompanied by the Secretary of State, Mr Jacques Boisson, Head of H.S.H the Prince's Government, Mr Georges Lisimachio and Mrs Mireille Pettiti, General Director of External Relations Department. After the ceremony, H.S.H the Prince held a private audience with the Ambassador in the family drawing room.
The Latvian Republic becomes the fifty-eight country accredited to the Principality. Consular relations between the Principality and The Latvian republic have existed since 14th November 2000.
The Latvian Republic has become the fifty-eighth country accredited with the Principality. Consular relations between Monaco and Latvia have existed since 14 November 2000.
The two states have converged with respect to several commitments, concerning environmental protection in particular. Latvia signed the Kyoto Protocol in 1998 and ratified the Convention on Climate Change. From the standpoint of Human Rights, the Latvian Parliament voted to abolish the death penalty on 15 April 1999.