RIGA - From today until September 24, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics will be in New York to take part in the High Level Week events during the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), LETA was informed by the Foreign Ministry.
On September 19, the Foreign Minister will attend the opening of the UN Transforming Education Summit, and on September 20 he will be present at the main event of the UNGA 77 High Level Week – the opening of the General Debate, at which, on September 21, remarks will be delivered by the President of Latvia, Egils Levits.
Rinkevics will take part in the conversation of the three Baltic States’ Presidents with the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, as well as having a meeting with the President of the UNGA 77th Session, Csaba Korosi.
The Minister is to participate in a meeting of the European Union’s Foreign Ministers and in events organized by several other countries and addressing Russia’s responsibility for aggression against Ukraine, the crisis in Belarus and its regional and global security impacts, as well as disinformation and mediation. Alongside the High Level Events, Rinkevics will have bilateral meetings with a number of foreign ministers from countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.
During his visit, the Foreign Minister will also meet with members of the Latvian community and representatives from Latvian exile organizations to unveil a commemorative plaque at the Daugavas Vanagi Latvian Association house in New York, which once hosted the office of the organization, Baltic Appeal to the United Nations (BATUN), and Latvia’s first Permanent Mission to the United Nations.