Press information

On 5 March, the Cabinet of Ministers issued an order on the extension of the participation period for six months of an official of the State Border Guard with a special service rank in the European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia.

On the basis of the letter of 11 October 2023 from the Head of the European Union Monitoring Mission, the term of participation of the Head of the State Border Guard Riga Board Criminal Investigation Service Operational Activities Division, Lieutenant Colonel Ilvars Dreimanis, has been extended until 3 September 2024.

Latvia continues to support international efforts to strengthen security and promote stability by participating in UN, EU, OSCE and NATO missions and operations. Up to 30 civilian experts are deployed each year to participate in international missions.

Currently, 18 Latvian civilian experts are participating in EU civilian international missions, including 13 – in the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia, 4 – in the European Union Advisory Mission in Ukraine and 1 – in the European Union Mission in Armenia.

Officials from the Ministry of the Interior have been contributing professionally to the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia for more than 14 years.

This is an unarmed observation mission which started its work on 1 October 2008 in accordance with the 12 August 2008 agreement between Russia and Georgia, in which the EU played a mediating role, and the European Security and Defence Policy decision of 8 September 2008. Its mission is to contribute to stability throughout Georgia and the surrounding region.

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Ministry of the Interior

Communication Department