On 23 September 2021, during the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, met with his counterparts from Mozambique, Honduras and Liechtenstein for a discussion on bilateral cooperation, and latest developments in international politics.
Edgars Rinkēvičs thanked the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mozambique, Veronica Macamo, for support offered to Latvia’s initiatives in the UN in relation to fighting disinformation. The Latvian Foreign Minister called for strengthening cooperation in the UN with a special focus on conflict prevention issues. The ministers also discussed the possibilities for facilitating contacts between the businesses of the two countries.
During the meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Honduras, Lisandro Rosales, a memorandum of understanding was signed regarding the establishment of a mechanism for political consultations. The ministers also discussed cooperation in international organisations and overcoming of the consequences of the pandemic. Edgars Rinkēvičs underlined that for global recovery to advance successfully it should be sustainable, inclusive and nature friendly. The pandemic has also revealed the power of digital technologies, the Latvian Foreign Minister underlined, adding that should Honduras be interested, Latvia is prepared to share its experience in the field of digitalisation.
In a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Education, and Sport, Dominique Hasler, Edgars Rinkēvičs noted that Latvia was interested in intensifying bilateral cooperation with Liechtenstein, and he invited his colleague from Liechtenstein to visit Latvia. Latvia appreciates cooperation with Liechtenstein in the United Nations and the Small States Forum and Liechtenstein’s leadership in international law issues, which is also essential for Latvia, the Minister underlined. The officials also discussed the possibilities for the expansion of the legal framework between the two countries.