Latvian Foreign Minister invites India to open an Embassy in Rīga

27.09.2019. 16:14

On 26 September 2019, in the margins of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, the Foreign Minister of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, met with the Foreign Minister of India, Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. The Ministers discussed the political dialogue between Latvia and India, including cooperation in international organisations, business and trade, and the current issues in international relations.

Edgars Rinkēvičs expressed his satisfaction with how over the past five years the political relations of Latvia and India have gathered momentum, and that in this light Latvia is interested in maintaining the positive dynamic and strengthening the dialogue. The opening of an Embassy of India in Riga as well as active exchanges of high-level visits would allow for a further intensification of relations between countries.

Minister Rinkēvičs said that Latvia and India are united by a constructive economic dialogue and we look forward to cooperating on practical projects. We have established quite good cooperation already in the area of exporting our education, and see a substantial increase in the number of students from India attending universities and institutions of higher education in Latvia.

During the meeting, Edgars Rinkēvičs cordially invited the Indian Foreign Minister to come to Latvia on a visit.


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