On 27 December 2018, the acting State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Atis Lots, welcomed a farewell visit from the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Badriddin Abidov.
Atis Lots thanked the Ambassador for his active work towards the development of cooperation between Latvia and Uzbekistan, in particular, the facilitation of economic and trade relations. The officials welcomed the ongoing political dialogue and expressed their commitment to continuing the exchange of high level visits and the meetings of intergovernmental commission. Atis Lots expressed satisfaction with the successful cooperation in education, and he underlined that students from Uzbekistan constituted the second largest group of foreign students at Latvian institutions of higher education.
Ambassador Abidov thanked Latvia for its support provided in the framework of cooperation between the European Union and Uzbekistan.
The Ambassador will complete his tenure on 28 December 2018 due to his appointment as Deputy Minister for Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan.
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