On 21 May 2018, a joint communication on the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Latvia and the Republic of Nauru was signed in New York. The communication was signed for Latvia by Jānis Mažeiks, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, and for Nauru, by Ambassador Marlene Moses, Permanent Representative to the UN.
The Ambassadors expressed satisfaction at the establishment of diplomatic links, which is due to promote bilateral cooperation and joint action in international organisations. The ways to facilitate bilateral business contacts were also discussed. In light of the priorities of both countries in the UN, the diplomats talked about current reforms, the implementation of sustainable development goals, and the impact of climate change on the countries of the Pacific islands.
Nauru is a parliamentary republic in Micronesia, in the Central Pacific, which gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1968. With a little more than nine thousand residents and a 21-square-kilometer area, Nauru is the one of the smallest independent states in the world.
The Republic of Latvia has diplomatic relations with 186 UN member states. Diplomatic ties constitute a framework for developing relationship and cooperation between countries.
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