On 15 May 2018, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia, Pēteris Kārlis Elferts, submitted his credentials to the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani.
The Ambassador and the President discussed opportunities for expanding cooperation between both countries, including through the appointment of an Honorary Consul of Latvia in Iran. President Rouhani expressed interest in strengthening trade contacts and concluding of a cooperation agreement between the chambers of commerce and industry of both countries, as well as building contacts in education and science.
Ambassador Elferts expressed thanks to Iran for its support by not recognising Latvia’s incorporation into the Soviet Union.
As part of his accreditation visit, the Ambassador also met with representatives from the Iranian Baltic Association. The Association was established in 2017 to foster business and cultural ties between the Baltic States and Iran.
Ambassador Pēteris Kārlis Elferts resides in Ankara, Turkey.
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