On 12 June 2019, the Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica, met with the Chairman of the State Committee on Work with Diaspora of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Fuad Muradov, for a discussion on the priorities of both countries concerning diaspora policy.
Highlighting the importance of the diaspora, the Parliamentary Secretary pointed to the great influence that the diaspora had in facilitating the preservation of Latvia’s statehood. Fuad Muradov noted that Azerbaijan was also devoting great attention to diaspora policy and was interested in exploring the experience of other countries, including Latvia, in that field. The Azerbaijani official informed the Parliamentary Secretary about the work carried out by the committee under his leadership to improve legislation concerning the Azerbaijani diaspora. He stated his intention of further sharing experience with respect to putting diaspora policy in practice.
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