Posts tagged as Levits

Levits to participate in NATO Summit this week

Monday, December 2, 2019

Latvian President Egils Levits is scheduled to participate in the NATO Summit in London this week, LETA learned from the President’s Chancellery. NATO leaders on December 2-4 will mark 70 years of the NATO Alliance and discuss the current issues. President Levits and other NATO leaders will attend a reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth II and meet with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The president also will have several bilateral…

Zelensky, Levits meet in Riga

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has met with his Latvian counterpart Egils Levits in Riga. The official meeting ceremony was broadcast on the Facebook page of the head of the Ukrainian state. The ceremony began with the greeting and handshaking of the presidents and their wives, and the national anthems of the two countries were then played. The leaders of the states solemnly walked to the Guard of Honor and welcomed…

We can save the planet with the help of technological solutions – Levits

Thursday, September 26, 2019

In his address at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Latvian President Egils Levits said that technologies have the potential to save the planet. ”The climate, too, is global. Climate change must be tackled at international, state and individual levels. We must collaborate across borders to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change. Empowerment of youth can play an important role in climate action, as we recently witnessed in…

President Levits participated in the UN General Assembly

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

While on working visit to the United States of America on 22-27 September, the President of Latvia, Egils Levits, participated in the UN General Assembly in New York September 24, giving his first speech to fellow leaders. His oration covered numerous different topics including rule of law, sustainable development, hybrid threats to democracy, digital technology and climate change. In most of these cases, Levits simply stated that international cooperation was required. However,…

Equal treatment of farmers would benefit economy and promote solidarity – Levits

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

On September 17, Latvian President Egils Levits met with Chair of the Saeima Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee, Janis Vitenbergs, at the Riga Castle, LETA learned from the President’s Chancellery. During the meeting, President Levits and Chair Vitenbergs discussed solutions to problems in the construction sector and agreed that an industry-wide audit and bigger clarity is needed. Ministry of Economics, Competition Board, Procurement Monitoring Bureau and Corruption Prevention…

Levits: More US troops in Poland ‘good news’ for Baltic states

Thursday, September 12, 2019

The planned deployment of more US troops to Poland is “good news” for the Baltic states, Latvia’s president has said. Speaking in Warsaw on Wednesday, Egils Levits said that “each new American soldier in the Baltic Sea area, in Poland, and on NATO’s eastern flank in general, strengthens the security of the entire region,” public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported. The new Latvian leader was in Warsaw for talks on bilateral ties and…

Levits pays tribute to Polish troops while in Warsaw

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Latvian President Egils Levits concluded a working visit to Poland September 11, using the occasion to pay particular tribute to the role Polish fighters played in helping to secure Latvian independence one hundred years ago, according to an account released by his chancellery. During a meeting with the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda in Warsaw, Levits and his Polish counterpart discussed bilateral relations between Latvia and Poland, European Union (EU) agenda,…

Human chain reminded world about Baltic striving for freedom – Levits

Thursday, August 22, 2019

30 years ago, the human chain that stretched from Tallinn via Riga to Vilnius reminded to the whole world about the Baltic striving for freedom, said Latvian President Egils Levits at the special event dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way during which airBaltic presented its aircraft painted in the national colors of the three Baltic states. “Thirty years ago, in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and everywhere in the…

President Levits welcomes European Summer School students

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

President of Latvia Egils Levits met with students and staff of the European Summer Schools in Riga Castle August 7, thanking them for taking on an important role in preserving Latvian identity. According to his press service. Levits noted that the camp brought together children from 15 countries around the world, and is one of the best ways for young people abroad to immerse themselves in Latvian identity, language and culture. “The European Summer School in…

President and foreign minister discuss participation in UN General Assembly and NATO summit

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

President Egils Levits and Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (New Unity) met today to discuss Levits’ upcoming participation in the UN General Assembly in September and the NATO summit in December. The Latvian president is scheduled to deliver a speech at the UN General Assembly, Rinkevics told LETA. The meeting of the two officials also dealt with current foreign affairs, with Rinkevics informing Levits about the Foreign Ministry’s efforts to provide…