Presidents of Estonia and Latvia to meet with Rail Baltica implementers and visit construction site of Riga Central Station

  • 2023-04-21
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - During his upcoming state visit to Latvia next Monday, Estonian President Alar Karis together with Latvian President Egils Levits will visit the construction site of the Rail Baltica international station in Riga and meet with the implementers of the Rail Baltica project, representatives of the joint venture RB Rail informed LETA. 

In addition to the visit to the construction site of the Riga Central Station, the Estonian president together with his delegation and the Latvian president will meet with the management of the Rail Baltica delivery organizations – the central project coordinator joint venture RB Rail and the national implementing body in Latvia, Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas, who will inform the presidents about the progress of Rail Baltica implementation, priorities, and other topical questions. 

The visit to Rail Baltica will be part of President Karis' three-day state visit to Latvia, RB Rail said. 

As reported, Estonian President Alar Karis and First Lady Sirje Karis are due to arrive in Latvia on a state visit on April 24. 

The presidents of Latvia and Estonia are expected to discuss security issues in the region, bilateral economic cooperation and other topics.

A joint news conference of Latvian President Egils Levits and Karis is scheduled for April 24. Later in the day, the Estonian president will meet with Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) at the Latvian National Museum of Art.

Karis is also scheduled to meet with Riga Mayor Martins Stakis (Progressives/For). On the same day, the presidents of Latvia and Estonia will visit the construction site of the Rail Baltica railway project.

On April 25, the presidents of Latvia and Estonia will take part in the opening discussion of the Latvian-Estonian business forum "From Connectivity to Entrepreneurial Creativity". Later, Karis will visit the Adazi military base and meet with Estonian soldiers.

Saeima Speaker Edvards Smiltens (United List) is scheduled to meet with the Estonian president on April 26. Karis is also expected to address the Saeima.

On the same day, the presidents of Latvia and Estonia will visit an underground gas storage facility in Incukalns and a Lutheran church in Rubene.

According to information available in LETA Archive, Karis was elected Estonian president in August 2021 and took office in October of the same year.