RIGA - Latvian President Egils Levits in New York met with the president of Namibia and Sri Lanka on Tuesday and asked them to support Latvia’s candidacy for the seat of a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2026–2027, LETA learned from the President's Office.
On September 21, in New York, Levits met with President of Namibia Hage Geingob to discuss national positions on UN reforms and bilateral cooperation.
Heads of both states praised UN Secretary-General Guterres for his new ‘Our common agenda’ initiative and agreed that UN should implement reforms that are significant for all regions of the world without hesitation. President of Namibia evaluated Latvia’s decision to apply for non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council in 2026-2027 positively.
Presidents of both countries also talked about strengthening of Latvia-Namibia education and trade cooperation.
Levits also met with President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa to discuss the 25 years of diplomatic cooperation between countries and future prospects.
With regard to future cooperation, President of Sri Lanka expressed country’s interest in transferring Latvia’s biological farming and digital transformation experience. Both asides also agreed to expand tourism cooperation once the pandemic is over.
President of Latvia praised education cooperation with Sri Lanka and noted intense interest of its students to pursue education in Latvia.
Given shared vision of both countries on international agenda, President Levits invited Sri Lanka to support Latvia’s candidacy for the seat of a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2026–2027.