On 26 June 2020, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Andris Pelšs, held online meetings with the non-resident Ambassadors of Bulgaria and Indonesia to Latvia, who had concluded their assignments.
Andris Pelšs and the Bulgarian Ambassador Emil Savov Yalnazov praised the successful cooperation and expressed hope that the political dialogue between the two countries will also successfully develop in future. The officials recognised that the complications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have been addressed successfully. The Ambassador offered special thanks to Latvia for assistance given to Bulgarian citizens who happened to become quarantined at Mežotne.
The State Secretary underlined the friendly bilateral relations between Latvia and Bulgaria, while pointing to the opportunities for expanding cooperation in the in the European Union as well as international organisations.
In their online meeting, Andris Pelšs thanked the Indonesian Ambassador, Raden Bagas Hapsoro, for successful cooperation and his contribution to the strengthening of bilateral relations between Latvia and Indonesia. The officials commended the active political dialogue of recent years, highlighting in particular the working visit by the Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs to Indonesia in 2019.
It was noted during the conversation that there is good potential for cooperation in education and in the sphere of ICT. The State Secretary confirmed that Latvia was prepared to share its experience in the ICT services sector, which is currently the largest and fastest-growing in the Baltic States. Andris Pelšs also drew attention to ICT study programmes offered by Latvian higher education institutions.