U.S. Ambassador Visits Alūksne, Balvi, Gulbene

Riga, July 25, 2017 – On July 23-25, Ambassador Nancy Pettit visited the northeastern Latvian towns of Alūksne, Balvi, and Gulbene.  In Alūksne, Ambassador Pettit met with Mayor Arturs Dukulis and visited the Ernst Glueck Bible Museum, the Alūksne Infantry School, and the Pededze border crossing. In Balvi, Ambassador Pettit met with Balvi Mayor Aigars Pušpurs and Viļaka Mayor Sergejs Maksimovs, and also with civil society leaders from a number of local non-governmental organizations. In Gulbene, Ambassador Pettit met with Mayor Andris Vējiņš and toured the White Castle.