AMB. GINA BLAY PARTICIPATES IN THE COMMEMORATION OF THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PROCLAMATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
On 18th November, 2018, the Government and people of Latvia held various activities to commemorate the 100th
Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia, in the
national capital, Riga. Thousands of people, including ordinary
Latvians, Government officials and members of the diplomatic corps
accredited to Latvia, participated in the activities marking the
occasion. At the invitation of the Latvian government, Amb. Gina Blay
participated in the event. She was accompanied by Ms. Miriam Aba Arhin,
First Secretary/Political and Diaspora Affairs.
The people of Latvia, marked the centenary of their independence with
festivities across the country including musical concerts, military
parades, and fireworks.
Amb. Gina Blay attended an Ecumenical
Church Service at the Riga Dome Cathedral. This was followed by a
Flower-laying Ceremony at the Freedom Monument where the Ambassador
joined the Presidents of Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Finland, Iceland
and other members of the diplomatic corps to lay flowers at the Freedom
Monument. She also attended the ceremonial session of the Saeima
-Parliament of the Republic.
Other events included a National Armed Forces Parade at the Embankment of the 11th
of November and an Anniversary Concert at the Latvian National Theatre.
This was followed by a reception hosted by Latvian President, Mr.
Raimonds Vejonis, and an official address by the President to the
Latvian people. The occasion was crowned with celebratory fireworks in
the late evening of same day.
Ghana’s participation in the
celebrations was an important step in our efforts to improve bilateral
relations with Latvia. It is also worth highlighting, that Ghana was one
of two members of the African diplomatic corps represented at the
event, making our participation significant.
Embassy of Ghana