Levits goes on final presidential visit abroad

Latvian President Egils Levits went on his last foreign visit Tuesday before leaving the presidential office, Latvian Television reported on July 4.

 On Saturday, July 8, former Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs will take office.

On his last foreign visit, Levits visited the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, meeting with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda, thereby demonstrating the friendly relationship between the two countries over the four years of Levits' presidency.

Levits' first foreign visit nearly four years ago was to Estonia. Similarly, the next president, Rinkēvičs, has scheduled his first foreign visit to Latvia's northern neighbor. Estonia has now become traditional for the newly elected presidents of Latvia as the first foreign visit.

The term of office of the incumbent Egils Levits will expire on July 8. He has stated that he was prepared to continue to "work for Latvia" after the end of his presidency.

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