Latvia's President Levits continues busy Davos schedule

Latvian President Egils Levits continued his busy schedule while attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 21 when he met with the President of the European Parliament (EP) David Maria Sassoli to discuss the future of Europe and the European Green Deal.

"President Sassoli underlined that Europe is very much the focus of this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF). The rest of the world is keen to learn more and get better insight into choices Europe will make in future. Egils Levits pointed out that the European Green Deal is a strong initiative and it is important for all member states to find consensus on its practical and meaningful delivery. [The] President of Latvia also stressed that Latvia is one of the greenest countries with rich renewable energy resources and should serve as a role model for other member states," said an account of the meeting published by the presidential chancellery.

Levits also took the opportunity to thank the Italian government and people for committing Italian troops to international forces deployed for tje protection of the EU’s external border in Latvia together with Latvian forces. EP President Sassoli, who is Italian, underlined that citizens of Northern and Southern European Union member states are well aware of the significance of EU’s external border and the need to ensure collective protection of these borders.

Sassoli said he is looking forward to President Levits’ address and visit to the European Parliament which is expected to take place in May this year.

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