President to speak at summit in Spain

Latvian President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga will address leaders of European and Mediterranean nations as part of a two-day visit to Barcelona, Spain, the president’s press office has announced.

Vīķe-Freiberga will travel to Spain from Nov. 27-28 to take part in the EUROMED summit, a meeting marking the 10th anniversary of the Barcelona Declaration.

The declaration, according to the European Union, brought together the members of the EU in dialogue with 10 nations of the Mediterranean region. Among goals of the nations is creation of a Euro-Mediterranean Free Trade Area by the year 2010.

Vīķe-Freiberga is scheduled to address delegates to the summit on Nov. 27.

She also will tour the National Art Museum of Catalonia and participate in other activities.

The president is expected back in Rīga on Nov. 28.

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

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