About Defence Ministry

Pursuant to the “By-Law of the Ministry of Defence” approved by the Cabinet of Ministers on 29 April, 2003, the Ministry of Defence is the leading state administrative institution in the field of defence directly subordinate to the Minister of Defence.

The Ministry of Defence develops National Defence Policy, organises and co-ordinates the implementation of the National Policy, the implementation of National Policy in the areas of geodesy, cartography, and geo-spatial information, as well as the implementation of National Policy in the areas of military education and science.

Defence budget

In 2021, it is planned to allocate not less than two percent of the GDP or 707.82 million euros to the defence sector. 

Social security

Ministry of Defence coordinates

  • Health benefits for soldiers

  • Military pensions

  • Healthcare for retired military personnel

Media contacts

Anete Gnēze

Head of Media Relations Section

26474087

anete.gneze@mod.gov.lv

Media Relations Section is responsible for public affairs of the defence sector, including National Armed Forces of Latvia.

For general questions and media requests please contact Head of Media Relations section or press officers.

Contact for raising alarms

Lieutenant Colonel Rolands Moļņiks

Deputy Head of the General Inspection Division

67335252

trauksme@mod.gov.lv

The General Inspection Division and the Audit Inspection Department is responsible for the defense sector - communication with alarm raisers.

Alarm reports are submitted in accordance with the Alert Raising Law, additional information can be found at the State Chancellery.

If you have any questions about raising alarm, please contact Leuthenant Colonel Rolands Moļniks or the contact point of the alarmers - the State Chancellery.

Additional information

How to find us

Address: K. Valdemāra iela 10/12, Rīga, LV-1473

Telephone: 67335113 (Secretariat) , 67335093 (Media Relation Section) 

E-mail: pasts@mod.gov.lv

Bank details:

Reg.No: 90000022632

Bank Name: Valsts kase, TRELLV22

Account No: LV38TREL2100011017000

Ministry of Defence working hours:
Monday - Thursday from 8.15 to 17.00
Friday from 8.15 until 15.45.

You can reach us by writing to our official address.

We urge you not to use regular e-mail in case you need to submit any data related to phyisical persons, commerical and other sensitive information!