RIGA - Latvia needs to develop a national crisis management system so it could deal with emergencies more effectively, President Egils Levits believes.
Justine Deicmane, head of the president's press office, told LETA that Levits on Tuesday met with Auditor General Rolands Irklis to discuss the State Audit Office's performance since Irklis' appointment as auditor general and plans for upcoming audits.
The president welcomed the State Audit Office's plan sum up Latvia's lessons drawn from various crises, including the Covid-19 pandemic.
Irklis indicated that the State Audit Office has started an audit of state support mechanisms. Both officials were unanimous that the social support system must be developed so that benefits and allowances reached those who really need them.
Irklis took office as Auditor General at the start of 2021.