Zatlers to address annual ALA convention

President Valdis Zatlers will address delegates during the annual convention of the American Latvian Association in Ohio, the association announced April 4.

Zatlers will speak to delegates during the convention banquet April 25. The 57th annual convention of the ALA is scheduled April 25-27 in the Embassy Suites Rockside, 5800 Rockside Blvd., Independence, which is a suburb of Cleveland.

It will be the president’s second visit to the United States. He visited New York in September to attend the General Assembly of the United Nations and to meet with the local Latvian community.

This time, Zatlers is to travel also to Washington, D.C., where he will meet with U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and other officials, according to the ALA.

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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