Latvian President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga plans a four-day visit to the United States to meet with business and government officials in Florida, New York and South Carolina, according to the president‘s press office.
Vīke-Freiberga is expected to arrive in South Carolina on March 13, where she will meet with business and community representatives.
The following day she heads to Florida, also to meet with business and community representatives. On March 15, Vīke-Freiberga is scheduled to speak about business opportunities in Latvia to the International Grocers Association Global Summit Plenary.
A visit to the United States Central Command, the Tampa-based headquarters for U.S. military efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq, also is scheduled March 15. Representatives of Latvia’s armed forces also are expected to join the president.
The president will meet with Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on March 16 before traveling to New York, where she is to attend a dinner hosted by the National Committee on American Foreign Policy.
Before returning to Latvia on March 17, Vīķe-Freiberga has meetings planned with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and George Schwab, head of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, the press office announced.
The president is expected to arrive back in Rīga on March 18.
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