Latvian PM Evika Siliņa heads Stateside this week

Latvian Prime Minister Evika Silina is spending most of this week in the United States on a working visit from March 11 to 14, where she will participate in the 68th session of the United Nations (UN) Commission on the Status of Women, and meet with UN Director-General António Guterres and high-ranking US officials.

In New York, the Prime Minister's address to the UN General Assembly is scheduled at the session of the Commission on the Status of Women. 

On March 11 and 12, during the meeting with representatives of the countries and the UN in New York, it is planned to emphasize the need to provide all kinds of support to Ukraine also within the UN, the importance of gender equality and women's rights, draw attention to Russia's crimes against Ukrainian women and drum up support for Latvia's candidacy in the UN Security Council elections to be held next year.

In Washington it is anticipated there will be discussions about the NATO Washington summit taking place in July this year, where important decisions for the security of Latvia are expected, as well as strengthening the strategic partnership between the United States and Latvia, economic cooperation and promoting support for Ukraine. 

On March 13 and 14, meetings are scheduled with the Chairman of the US Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, Benjamin Cardin, congressmen of the Baltic States Support Group of the US House of Representatives, other US officials, representatives of businessmen, the management of leading US think tanks and the Latvian diaspora.

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