President of Latvia to deliver a public speech at the University of Tartu

On Thursday, 11 April at 14:30, the President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis will deliver a public speech in the Assembly Hall of the University of Tartu. The event is open to everyone.

Even though the state visit schedule of the Head of Latvia is tight, he wishes to address the public with a speech „Defending our freedoms – the role of knowledge“. Everyone from university students and employees to the citizens of Tartu and other interested parties is welcome to attend.

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The Latvian President will be in Estonia for a state visit from 9 to 11 April. Over three days, President Vējonis will meet the President of Estonia, the Speaker of the Parliament, the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister and visit the Locked Shields cyber defence exercise.

In Tartu, the Presidents of Latvia and Estonia and their spouses will visit Tartu Town Hall and meet Mayor Urmas Klaas. After the public speech, President Vējonis will pay his respects to the soldiers of the Latvian Riflemen Regiment and Latvian war refugees at Uus-Jaani Cemetery in Raadi. The state visit will conclude with a visit to the Estonian National Museum.

Further information: Sirje Üprus, UT International Cooperation Unit Head of International Protocol, +372 509 7117, +372 737 5615,

Sandra Sommer Press Officer Tel: +(372) 737 5681
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