On 18 April 2019 the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia, Uldis Mikuts, presented credentials to the President of the Republic of Moldova, Igor Dodon, at a solemn ceremony.
During the meeting, bilateral relations between Latvia and Moldova were discussed, noting the constructive political dialogue and the important role of Latvia in providing assistance to Moldova in the process of European integration and implementation of reforms.
Uldis Mikuts expressed his commitment to further promoting mutual development cooperation, where Latvia has been an active Moldovan partner for more than 10 years, and to develop economic ties, especially in the areas of environmental solutions, information technology and energy, and to strengthen parliamentary cooperation.
Igor Dodon emphasized the role of Latvia as an important partner of Moldova, including the broad legal base of both countries and the active political dialogue of recent years. The President noted in particular the increase in trade between the two countries. This points to the potential for closer economic cooperation, which is a good basis for deepening bilateral relations in the future.
The parties also discussed Moldova's domestic political developments after the 24 February parliamentary elections and the need to continue implementing sustainable reforms to improve the living conditions of the population and to promote the development of the country.
Uldis Mikuts is a career diplomat and has until now been Deputy Permanent Representative at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Latvia to the UN, OSCE and other international organisations in Vienna. He began his career at the Functional Division of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1999, and later worked for the Schengen Division. Uldis Mikuts has been posted to the Latvian Embassies in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Kingdom of Belgium, as well as serving at the Foreign Ministry’s Security Policy Department.
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