On 7 June 2019, in Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, met with the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash, for a discussion on the relations between the two countries and their cooperation in economy and international organisations.
Edgars Rinkēvičs expressed readiness to facilitate the visits to Latvia by high-ranking UAE officials. The political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Latvia and the UAE have been scheduled for the coming autumn and will take place in Abu Dhabi.
The Foreign Minister confirmed that Latvia was looking forward to participation in the Expo 2020 Dubai international fair. Minister Rinkēvičs also extended an invitation to negotiations on the investment protection agreement, which would be a major step towards the signing of that agreement between the two countries.
The parties also discussed the latest developments in the Middle East.
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