President Levits on five-day US visit

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From September 19 to 24, State President Egils Levits is on a working visit to the United States to attend the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in New York and to visit the state of Michigan. The President's speech to the UN General Assembly is scheduled for September 21. 

"In his speech, Levits will draw the attention of the Heads of State to the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to strengthen future resilience, raise sustainability, climate and human rights issues, and urge change at the United Nations to function effectively in today's world," the Presidential press service said.

During the UN General Assembly, the three Presidents of the Baltic States will also meet with UN Secretary General António Manoel de Oliveira Guterres and Polish President Andrzej Duda.

Other bilateral meetings will include the Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili.

The President will also take part in a meeting organized by the Atlantic Council think-tank on the Three Seas Initiative and will visit the US state of Michigan. Along the way he is also meeting with various diaspora groups, starting with a Latvian school in New Jersey.

Latvian school in New Jersey, USA
Latvian school in New Jersey, USA

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