RIGA - Outgoing President of Latvia Egils Levits feels that he has done important work during his presidency, and his work has not been easy.
Levits, whose term in office ends on July 8, said in an interview with TV3 that in some ways his biggest disappointment was the failure to create the State Council Institute, because politicians had no desire to create an institution that could advise the Saeima and the government.
Levits said that his goal as President of Latvia was to facilitate the sustainability of Latvia, but that popularity was never a priority.
In his view, national security has been strengthened during his presidency, where he has also made an important contribution. Levits also believes that he has strengthened Latvia as a nation state.
The outgoing president assessed that the emphasis on security and foreign policy will not change with the new president, but it was difficult for him to judge on other issues as he has had less communication with the incoming President Edgars Rinkevics on them.
As reported, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics was elected President of Latvia on May 31. He is scheduled to take office on July 8.