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Latvia new President’s priority – fostering Latvian economy

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUIn my oath of office as President of Latvia, I vowed to devote all my strengths toward the benefits and welfare of the country’s people. I promise that my main concern will be focused on ensuring that all people in Latvia might recover trust in their country and themselves. We can achieve good changes in our country only if we change ourselves and our thinking, also basing ourselves on the good things which surround us, Andris Berzins, newly-elected President of Latvia, highlighted during his speech at the special meeting of the Saeima.

Work is the foundation of everything, and I am sure that Latvia can achieve wealth and the good life with a promising future, no matter how low our starting positions might be at this time. I am sure that justice requires that economic decisions that are taken from now on must promote the development of the country, reduce regional differences, and create an environment in which people are prepared to life, work and learn, Berzins emphasized.

He also acknowledged that people must not be differentiated on the basis of nationality, religion or views. The task of the President is to bring the society together, and that will be one of my priorities.

Those who organised the recent national census could not even find two million people in Latvia, because many have unwillingly moved abroad. We must, therefore, think about who will live here during the next generation or the next 20 years, and our job is to bring those people back home. Encouraging speeches will not be enough, and so I have decided to focus most of my attention on ways of improving the country’s economic situation, the new President of Latvia indicated.

If someone said to me that these are tasks for the Cabinet of Ministers and that the President of Latvia is just an image and a symbol, I will show that the instruments of power which are at my disposal will allow me to do many things that serve the interests of the country. I hope and believe that most of the people of Latvia will support my efforts in this regard and that we will have enough strength and dedication to ensure the strengthening of the rule of law and good governance in our country, he added.

To our foreign friends and allies, I will be unbending in confirming that Latvia will continue its political course, will continue to be a trustworthy partner, and will continue to fulfil all of its international obligations. We will work hard to expand cooperation with other nations, Berzins underlined.

I am the eighth President of Latvia. My seven predecessors had no doubt in sacrificing a part of themselves for the country, and the era of each President has left its tracks in our nation’s history. I will follow the good examples that they have set, and we will all work together in developing and improving people’s lives here, Berzins concluded.


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  1. E_wert says:

    That is an obvious priority, especially in this economic climate.

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