The Riga Conference Announces Full Agenda
Ā© 2006. Photo by Kaspars GARDAā„¢

© 2006. Photo by Kaspars GARDA™

~ U.S. President Bush, Latvian President Vīķe-Freiberga, NATO Secretary-General among those addressing conference of high-level leaders ~


RIGA, Latvia - The organizers of The Riga Conference: Transforming NATO in a New Global Era, announce today that U.S. President George W. Bush will deliver a Nov. 28 keynote address to participants of The Riga Conference and of the Young Leaders Forum.

He joins Latvian President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga and NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, among others, in addressing the audience of internationally recognized policymakers, officials, scholars, and business leaders , announced the conference organizers - the Strategic Analysis Commission under the auspices of the President of Latvia, the Latvian Transatlantic Organization , and the German Marshall Fund of the United States .

According to the White House, President Bush is expected to lay out his vision for what he expects the NATO Summit to achieve, speak about the war on terror, and address future global challenges faced by the alliance and the United States.

Because of extreme limitations on space, press registration for The Riga Conference and President Bush's speech is closed. Other media inquiries about President Bush should be directed to the U.S. Embassy in Riga. Journalists may connect to his speech and to all other Riga Conference public events through live, free satellite television transmission and through live web-streaming at (Click on "Conferences.") The website will also carry transcripts and press releases as soon as they are ready following all speeches and public discussions. To be placed on our rush transcript distribution list (with e-mails of unedited, uncorrected text every 15 minutes during speeches and public discussions), contact Matt Wojtkun, , +371 2201 8806.

In addition, the conference website contains detailed information about The Riga Conference, including an agenda, list of participants, and links to the agenda-setting Riga Papers.


Claire A. Poulin

"Last Spring, Riga was host of the International Hockey Championship.  Six months later, in less than 2 weeks, the world will again look at Riga, but for different reasons.  No competition, here!  Only solidarity between nations which share a same goal

- Claire A. Poulin,
Ambassador Of Canada To Latvia