RIGA - President Egils Levits is leaving for the United States today, where he will participate in the UN General Assembly and the World Economic Forum.
Levits will on a working visit to the U.S. until September 27.
On September 24, the president will address the participants of UN Sustainable Development Summit. In his address to the UN General Assembly, President Levits will focus on international law, rule of law, climate and digital challenges. The president’s participation at the General Assembly includes a meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Manoel de Oliveira Guterres and the UN Youth Organization.
On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, the Latvian president has bilateral meetings scheduled with the President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, President of Moldova Igor Dodon, President of Austria Alexander Van der Bellen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway Erna Solberg, and President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili. President Levits will also attend a reception hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump. Levits also has scheduled a meeting with the founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, Professor Klaus Schwab.
Other events of President’s working visit to the United States of America include meeting with President of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, Dr. George Schwab, and representatives of the Atlantic Council think tank; visit to Columbia University and Princeton University, where the president, students and academic staff will have a discussion session. The president will also meet with American Latvians and take part in the opening of the exhibition by Latvian artist Vija Celmina.
Levits will be accompanied on his working visit to the United States by First Lady Andra Levite. On September 24, the First Lady will donate Latvian books to the New York Public Library.