22 October 2016, the 19th Baltic Forum was held in Latvia’s Jurmala town. State Secretary Pildegovics of Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, former Russian foreign minister and President of International Affairs Council Ivanov, some members of Latvian Saeima and heads of diplomatic missions accredited to Latvia as well as representatives of regional think tanks and media participated in the forum. Representatives from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences also took part. Chinese Ambassador Huang Yong attended the forum at the invitation of the organizers.
The 19th Baltic Forum was themed with “Russia-EU: interdependence challenges and the new agenda”. Participants focused on Russia-EU relations and regional security and exchanged views on the relevant issues.