Xinhua News Agency)
Latvian President-elect Egiers Levittes was sworn in on the 8th in the Latvian Parliament and became the sixth president of Latvia since his return to independence in 1991.
Xinhua News Agency reported that at the oath ceremony held by the parliament, Levits swore that: "I will do my best to promote the prosperity of the Latvian country and the welfare of the Latvian people. I will abide by the Constitution and the law. I treat all people equally and wholeheartedly. Perform the duties of the president."
In his speech after the oath, he said that it is necessary to continue to build a modern and stable country so that it can be handed over to future generations and a beautiful country. He emphasized that he will work to promote social solidarity and strengthen the sense of belonging of the people to Latvia and Europe.
When he talked about relations with Russia after his election, Levittes said that efforts should be made to repair relations between Latvia and Russia, and relations between Russia and Russia should become part of the EU's common foreign policy.
Levittes was born in Riga in 1955. Latvian jurist and politician, immigrated to Germany in the 1970s, graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Hamburg in 1982, served as Minister of Justice from 1993 to 1994, and served as Judge of the European Court of Human Rights from 1995 to 2004. Since 2004, he has served as a judge of the European Court of Justice.
In the election held by the Latvian Parliament on May 29, Levittes was elected president. The President of Latvia has a four-year term of office and a maximum of two terms.xx