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Latvia to celebrate UNESCO week


On Wednesday, October 12, Riga Stradins University (RSU) will open a foreign ambassadors' guest lecture series, as LETA was informed by RSU Public Relations Manager, Edijs Sauers.

The first to deliver the speech will be British Ambassador to Latvia, Andrew Soper, on the subject of Britain's view on the current developments in the eurozone and its solutions. The lecture will be based on European Union's (EU) development policy.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to gain insight into the history of Latvian-British diplomatic relations and their future perspectives. Latvian-British relations have major significance, as Britain was the first country to recognize the independence of Latvia de facto on November 11, 1918.

Soper's lecture will be for free and will take place on October 12 at 3 p.m. at Hippocrates lecture theater, 16 Dzirciema Street in Riga, Pardaugava.
The foreign ambassadors' guest lectures were established for the reason that RSU is the leading university in Latvia in attracting foreign students. Currently, more than 500 foreigners are studying at RSU, out of which 95 percent are from the EU. Several dozen students have come from Britain to study medicine and dentistry permanently.

The series will cover the countries from which the students have arrived, as well as the countries with which RSU might establish cooperation in the future. Other guest lectures will be read by ambassadors to Latvia from Israel, Finland, Germany and other countries.