TALLINN - Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid is to present the Latvian head of state Raimonds Vejonis with the Collar of the Cross of Terra Mariana.
During Vejonis' visit to Estonia next week, Kaljulaid is to bestow on him the Collar of the Cross of Terra Mariana and on the Latvian First Lady Iveta Vejone the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, 1st Class, the president's office said. The Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, 1st Class, will also to given to the Latvian ambassador to Estonia, Raimonds Jansons, and the Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkevics.
Latvian Minister of Economic Affairs Ralfs Nemiro and head of the Office of the Latvian President Arnis Salnajs will be decorated with the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, 2nd Class.
Deputy head of the president's office Egita Kazeka, head of the State Protocol of Latvia Elita Kuzma, foreign affairs adviser to the president Maija Manika and head of the Latvian-Estonian friendship group in the Latvian parliament Janis Vucans will be presented with the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, 3rd Class.
Legal adviser to the Latvian president Andis Jekabsons, press adviser to the president Kristine Klaveniece, conductor Kaspars Putnins, head of the European affairs department of the Latvian Foreign Ministry Alberts Sarkanis and head of the president's protocol Renars Vilde will be decorated with the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, 4th Class.
The Order of the Cross of the Eagle, 4th Class, will be bestowed on head of the security service of the state president Valters Kalve and the Order of the Cross of the Eagle, 5th Class, on the president's adjutant Maj. Intars Forsu.
Vejonis' state visit to Estonia will take place from April 9 to April 11 and the Latvian president will be accompanied by the First Lady of Latvia, spokespeople for the Latvian president's chancellery said.
The foreign minister, Edgars Rinkevics, the economics minister, Ralfs Nemiro, as well as official and business delegations will accompany the president on his visit.
During the visit, the Latvians are to visit Tallinn, Paide and Tartu.
On April 10, Vejonis will meet with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid and Prime Minister Juri Ratas.