Andris Razāns iesniedz akreditācijas vēstuli Ahmed Aboul Gheit
Photo: League of Arab States

On 22 May 2024, the Ambassador of Latvia to Egypt, Andris Razāns, submitted a letter of credence to the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States (LAS), Ahmed Aboul Gheit.

In a conversation with the Secretary-General of the LAS, the Ambassador emphasised Latvia’s determination to strengthen the law-based international order and willingness to establish a closer dialogue with the countries of the Middle East and North Africa.

Currently, the League of Arab States is the only pan-Arab group that brings together all the Arab countries. It has 22 member countries located in Africa and the Middle East: Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Yemen, Jordan, Qatar, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Tunisia.

The European Union (EU) and the LAS are important trade and investment partners; they launched a strategic dialogue in 2015 to develop operational cooperation between Europe and the Arab countries on security issues. Collectively, the EU is the LAS’s largest trading partner. This is also the case from the point of view of 11 individual LAS Member States, and the EU is the largest investor in the LAS countries.

23.05.2024. Latvijas vēstnieks Ēģiptē Andris Razāns akreditēts Arābu valstu līgā