Latvian President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga will lead a delegation of government officials and business people on a three-day state visit Feb. 16-18 to Malta, the president’s press office has announced.
The visit comes in response to an invitation from Maltese President Guido de Marco. Both Latvia and Malta are set to join the European Union in May.
Joining the president will be her husband, Minister of Culture Ingūna Rībena, Rīga Mayor Gunārs Bojārs and other officials.
In addition to meetings with Maltese political leaders, Vīķē-Freiberga is scheduled to participate in a discussion at the University of Malta about the opportunities and challenges facing small nations in a globalized world.
The president, along with Latvia’s Honorary Consul Mark Anthony Sammut, also will officially open an honorary consulate in Malta.
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