Latvia bestows state decorations on president, several other officials of Estonia

  • 2019-04-10
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The Latvian Chapter of Orders has decided to bestow the Order of the Three Stars on Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, as well as a number of other Estonian state officials, according to an announcement published in the official gazette Latvijas Vestnesis.

Kaljulaid has been awarded the Order of the Three Stars First Class with Chain and made Commander Grand Cross. The Estonian president’s spouse Georgi-Rene Maksimovski has also been awarded the Order of the Three Stars First Class.

The Order of the Three Stars Second Class has been conferred to Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser, Riigikogu Speaker Henn Polluaas, Prime Minister Juri Ratas, Tiit Riisalo, Director of the Office of the Estonian President, as well as Economics and Infrastructure Minister Kadri Simson.

The Order of the Three Stars and the Order of Viesturs of various classes, as well as several other Latvian state decorations have been bestowed on a number of other public officials of Estonia, according to the publication in Latvijas Vestnesis.

Estonian Ambassador to Latvia Arti Hilpus and prominent Estonian composer Arvo Part have been awarded Cross of Recognition Second Class.

President Raimonds Vejonis, who is in Estonia on a state visit, will present the Latvian state awards to the Estonian recipients.