As Foreign Affairs Ministers will meet in Riga, Latvia, here are five facts about the country that you might not know.
What do you know about Latvia? The country is playing host this week to a North Atlantic Council (NAC) meeting which will see NATO Foreign Affairs Ministers gather in Riga. This video introduces the Baltic country, which joined NATO in 2004.
Meetings of the NAC will be held in Riga, Latvia on Tuesday 30th November and Wednesday 1 December 2021.
The piece includes archive footage showing various imagery linked to Latvia including the city of Riga, forests and festival dancing. It also includes archive footage from Thomson Reuters.
TEXT ON SCREEN
5 FACTS ABOUT LATVIA
1 50% OF LATVIA IS COVERED IN FOREST
2 LATVIA HAS ITS OWN STATUE OF LIBERTY
THE FREEDOM MONUMENT
LATVIANS CALL HER MILDA
3 THE LATVIAN FLAG IS ONE OF THE OLDEST IN THE WORLD
FIRST USED IN THE 13TH CENTURY
4 TRADITIONAL DISH GREY PEAS WITH BACON
THE DISH IS USUALLY SERVED OVER CHRISTMAS
5 EVERY 5 YEARS AROUND 40,000 PEOPLE TAKE PART IN A SONG & DANCE FESTIVAL
TO CELEBRATE LATVIAN FOLKLORE HERITAGE
LATVIA JOINED NATO IN 2004
AND HAS REMAINED A PROUD ALLY EVER SINCE
This video contains Thomson Reuters copyrighted library material licensed by NATO, which cannot be used as part of a new production without the consent of the copyright holder. Please contact Thomson Reuters to clear this material.
“Find What You're Looking For (Underscore)” by Will May
This media asset is free for editorial broadcast, print, online and radio use. It is restricted for use for other purposes. This video contains Thomson Reuters copyrighted library material licensed by NATO, which cannot be used as part of a new production without consent of the copyright holder. Please contact Thomson Reuters to clear this material.