On 9th of May 2017, H.E. Ambassador Ms Iveta Šulca had a meeting with H.E. Speaker of the Parliament of Egypt Mr Ali Abdel – Aal in order to discuss the bilateral relations between Latvia and Egypt.
Ambassador called on Egypt to open an Embassy in Riga and expressed her hope that Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group with Latvia’s Parliament will be established in the House of Representatives of Egypt. H.E. Mr Ali Abdel – Aal promised to raise the question of opening an Embassy in Riga to the relevant authorities and to work on the establishment of the friendship group.
Ms Iveta Šulca informed about the work of the Embassy of Latvia in Cairo and expressed her satisfaction that the trade volumes between Latvia and Egypt are constantly increasing, mainly because of the significant size of Latvia's export to Egypt, which is facilitated by the Embassy's work. Ambassador outlined the most significant facts about Latvia's history, functioning of the parliamentary democracy, role of the women in the Parliament, and Latvia's reform experience, which might be of use for Egypt.