French ambassador collects Latvia's highest state award

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France's ambassador to Latvia, Mme Odile Soupison made the short trip from her embassy beside the Freedom Monument to Rīga Castle May 27 to collect Latvia's highest state award, the Order of the Three Stars.

Mme Odile Soupison, French Ambassador
Mme Odile Soupison, French Ambassador

Presenting the award, President Egils Levits thanked Mme Soupison for her active work in strengthening Latvian-French bilateral relations since 2016, as her term as France's diplomatic representative is drawing to an end.

The award was made for her "significant contribution to strengthening co-operation between Latvia and France."

The President and the ambassador also discussed the President's own project for the establishment of a State Council in Latvia along the lines of the one that operates in France to give additional oversight to legislators, and the pair also talked over other bilateral matters.

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