Interest of Indian youth for study opportunities in Latvia increases
Indian Foreign Affairs Minister Mobashar Jawed Akbar emphasized during his meeting with Latvian Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkevics that India has experienced very rapid economic growth in the past year. He added that the upcoming Latvian-Indian business forum will be an important step towards closer cooperation in economy.
In their conversation, Rinkevics complemented the development of relations between Latvia and India. He also emphasized the need to continue high-level visa exchange. The potential on information and communication technologies, transport and logistics was especially noted in regards to improvement of economic cooperation, as mentioned in Foreign Affairs Ministry’s report.
The growing interest of Indian youth towards higher education opportunities in Latvia was also mentioned – 750 youngsters from India commenced studies in Latvia this year.
Mobashar Jawed Akbar said cooperation in education and science is grounds for closer inter-governmental relations.
The two ministers also discussed matters associated with cooperation in international organizations. Officials also condemned the violence committed by international terrorists, especially after the recent terror attack in Manchester.
Speaking of cooperation between the EU and India, Rinkevics said he hopes talks between the two sides about the free trade agreement will recover soon. Indian minister said his country is interested in closer relations with EU.