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Visit to the Republic of Latvia

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Elke Büdenbender arrive at the aiport in Riga on the occasion of their visit to the Republic of Latvia Riga/Latvia, 23 August 2017 Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Elke Büdenbender arrive at the aiport in Riga on the occasion of their visit to the Republic of Latvia © Jesco Denzel

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Elke Büdenbender paid an official visit to the Republic of Latvia from 23 to 24 August.

The Federal President held talks with President Raimonds Vējonis and Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis and visited the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia in Riga on 23 August. On 24 August he and Ms Büdenbender visited the Latvian National Museum of Art and spoke with teenagers and young people about the use of social media.

Prior to their visit to the Republic of Latvia, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Elke Büdenbender visited the Republic of Estonia from 22 to 23 August. From 24 to 25 August they pay an official visit to the Republic of Lithuania from 24 to 25 August.

Overview of the programme:

Wednesday, 23 August

  • Flight to Riga, Latvia
  • Riga Palace
    Welcome with military honours by Raimonds Vējonis, President of the Republic of Latvia, followed by talks
    Thereafter
    Meet the press
  • Office of the Prime Minister
    Talks with Māris Kučinskis, Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia
  • Museum of the Occupation of Latvia
    Tour of the exhibition
  • Small Guild
    Dinner hosted by the President of the Republic of Latvia

Thursday, 24 August

  • Latvian National Museum of Art
    Tour of the exhibition
  • Kanepes Cultural Centre
    Discussion with teenagers and young people about the use of new social media
  • Flight to Vilnius, Lithuania