President of Latvia Vaira Vike-Freiberga met the President of the 61st UN General AssemblyHaya Rashed Al Khalifa in the UN Headquarters in New York yesterday.During the meeting the President of Latvia appreciated the fact that Haya Rashed Al Khalifa is the third woman who has chaired a session of the UN General Assembly. According to Vaira Vike-Freiberga, as a half of the world inhabitants are women, following the fundamental principles of democracy they must be proportionately represented in the UN institution as well.
The parties dealt with the current issues of the 61st General Assembly including regional development, fighting poverty etc. Haya Rashed Al Khalifa also interrogated the President of Latvia about the issues regarding the official nomination of her candidature to the post of the UN Secretary-General.
Yesterday in the Representative Office of Latvia in the UN the President of Latvia met the ambassadors of the East European countries who appreciated the nomination of the President of Latvia to the position of the UN Secretary-General.