Ministry of Defence (Latvia)

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Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia
Latvijas Republikas Aizsardzības ministrija
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Building of Ministry of Defence in Riga
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Standard of the Minister of Defence
Agency overview
Formed 13 November 1991
Headquarters Kr. Valdemara 10/12
Riga, Latvia
Minister responsible Raimonds Vējonis, Minister
Website www.mod.gov.lv

The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia (Latvian: Latvijas Republikas Aizsardzības ministrija) is the Latvian government ministry in charge of the formation and implementation of national security and defence policy, and for the overall management and control of related subordinate agencies. The ministry is headed by the politically appointed Minister of Defence.

Core tasks[edit]

  • Strategic analysis, research and development (R&D)
  • The development of long-term policy including future strategic concepts and doctrines
  • Perspective and structural planning
  • Planning, budgeting and implementation in the medium and short term
  • Overall management of agencies’ activities during the budget year
  • Operational policy, planning and management at a strategic level
  • Exercise policy, planning and management at a strategic level
  • Emergency planning, policy and management at a strategic level
  • Crisis management
  • Development and implementation of security policy, both nationally and internationally
  • Development of defence cooperation with allied- and partner countries
  • Strategic personnel management
  • Information, communication and press relations
  • Strategic leadership and management in the field of ICT
  • Organisational development
  • Preventive security at a strategic level
  • Legal questions
  • Controller / Internal audit
  • Internal administration

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