On 14 December, in an official ceremony, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia, Dace Treija-Masī, presented her credentials to His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.
In a following conversation, the officials shared views on political cooperation between the two countries and the need for expanding business contacts. Other topics discussed were the present-day security challenges, including the fight by the international community against ISIL. Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove pointed to the friendly relations between Australia and Latvia and the significant role of the Latvian community in Australia in building those relations. He also commended the contribution made by the Latvian community to Australia’s development.
In a discussion on relations between Australia and the European Union, Sir Peter Cosgrove noted the importance of the EU-Australia Free Trade Agreement for expanding economic contacts, and he expressed hope that negotiations on the deal could be started in the near future.
As part of her accreditation visit, Dace Treija-Masī will also go to Adelaide, Melbourne and Sidney, where she is to meet with the Latvian diaspora.
Ambassador Dace Treija-Masī resides in Tokyo, Japan.
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