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President of Latvia Egils Levits to attend Munich Security Conference


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The President of Latvia Egils Levits will visit Munich on 13 – 16 February, where he will participate at the Munich Security Conference, focusing on Baltic region security, cyberthreats and the role of strategic communication in the modern world.

Egils Levits will take part in a number of discussions about society’s psychological resilience, multilateralism, use of technologies in strengthening of democracy, future of NATO and European Union, and other topics.

During his working visit, the President of Latvia Egils Levits will also meet with President of the Landtag of Bavaria Ilse Aigner, give a speech ‘Democracy in the digital age: threats and opportunities. European and constitutional policy perspectives’ at the Ludwig Maximilian University and meet with the Latvian diaspora in Munich.

The President will hold several bilateral meetings at the Munich Security Conference, including with representatives from Facebook, Google and Microsoft to discuss international regulation issues in the digital world.


Agenda (GMT+1)

Thursday, 13 February

10:30 – arrival at the Landtag of Bavaria, signing of the Guest Book

10:35 – meeting with the President of the Landtag of Bavaria Ilse Aigner

15:15 – President of Latvia Egils Levits gives lecture ‘Democracy in the digital age: threats and opportunities. European and constitutional policy perspectives’ at the Ludwig Maximilian University

18:00 – Meeting with members of the society on restoration of Richard Wagner house

Friday, 14 February

11:30 – panel discussion ‘Building Societal Resilience in the European Neighbourhood’ organised by BMW – Herbert Quandt Foundation

14:00 – Munich Security Conference opening ceremony

15:00 – bilateral meeting with Jared Cohen, CEO, Jigsaw

15:30 – President makes speech at the panel discussion ‘Baltic US Military Presence: Deterrent or Provocation?’

17:30 – panel discussion ‘Westlessness in the World: Multilateralism in a Changing International Order’

18:30 – townhall on the Future of Disinformation

Saturday, 15 February

9:00 – bilateral meeting with Nick Clegg Vice-president for Global Affairs and Communications, Facebook

10:30 – bilateral meeting with Annette Kroeber-Riel, Head of Europe, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Google

11:00 – bilateral meeting with Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft

15:00 – townhall on Artificial Intelligence

16:30 – bilateral meeting with the President of the Republic of North Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski

19:00 – President takes part in project Cassandra public discussion together with author of several books Stephen Greenblatt

20:00 – President of Latvia Egils Levits attends formal dinner hosted by Minister-President of Bavaria

Sunday, 16 February

9:30 – panel discussion ‘Eurovision Contest: A Europe That Protects’ (part 1)

10:30 – President makes speech about the role of strategic communication in the modern world

11:30 – panel discussion ‘Eurovision Contest: A Europe That Protects’ (part 2)

13:00 – Munich Security Conference closing ceremony

14:00 – President of Latvia Egils Levits meets with Latvian diaspora of Munich. Meeting with Latvian Culture Society of Munich ‘Namejs’, Children’s School Jumis and Munich Mixed Choir ‘Laima’. Discussion on business networking project ‘Visste Community Munich’ launched by a Latvian Kristīne Alberta.

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