Today, on November 10th, the British Ambassador to Latvia, Paul Brummell, visited Jelgava.
During the visit, discussions took place between the Mayor of Jelgava, Andris Rāviņš, and the British Ambassador regarding the local economic growth and the city’s development plans related to attracting foreign investors. This is particularly relevant to British entrepreneurs considering investment opportunities in Latvia.
After the meeting, the British Ambassador and the Mayor of Jelgava participated in a solemn moment at Meža kapi, where every November, Remembrance Day or Poppy Day is observed, commemorating the day of remembrance for all British soldiers who fell in wars worldwide.
It should be noted that at Meža kapi (Nikolai Cemetery), 36 British soldiers who lost their lives in the First World War are buried.
This year, representatives from Canada, Ukraine, Israel, Korea, Norway, Australia’s honorary consul, Turkey, Poland, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, the Czech Republic, and the United States Embassy, as well as several representatives of armed forces from different countries, also participated in the commemorative moment.
The solemn remembrance event is organized by the British Embassy in Latvia.
It is worth remembering that, following the conclusion of the First World War, from 1918 to 1919, British military units provided support to Latvia and Estonia in their struggles for independence.