29.11.2006 Photo by Aivars Liepiņš
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Prime Minster, Senator Sessions from the great State of Alabama who is with us. Marc Leland, my friend from a long period of time. I want to thank the rector of this important university, distinguished guests, ladies and gentleman, thank you for your warm welcome. I am delighted to be back in Riga.
"As NATO nations debate and define their future goals, let it be freedom, democracy and good will toward all. Latvia since regaining its freedom 15 years ago, has itself achieved all those goals. The Latvian-American community is gratified that this NATO summit will be held in Riga, Latvia."
- Martins Duhms,
President and Chairman of the Board
American Latvian Association