Rinkēvičs in­vites In­dia to open an em­bassy in Latvia

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Dur­ing the 72nd ses­sion of the UN Gen­eral As­sem­bly in New York on Mon­day, 18 Sep­tem­ber, Lat­vian For­eign Af­fairs Min­is­ter Edgars Rinkēvičs met with his In­dian coun­ter­part Sushma Swaraj. The two dis­cussed po­lit­i­cal and eco­nomic co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the two coun­tries.

Rinkēvičs af­firmed Latvia’s de­sire to con­tinue ac­tive po­lit­i­cal di­a­logue with In­dia and pro­posed or­ga­niz­ing the next po­lit­i­cal dis­cus­sion in Riga. «De­vel­op­ment of mu­tual re­la­tions be­tween Latvia and In­dia so far has been good. This is why we are in­ter­ested in con­tin­u­ing ex­change of high-level vis­its and deep­en­ing po­lit­i­cal and eco­nomic co­op­er­a­tion. I in­vite In­dia to open an em­bassy in Riga,» said Rinkēvičs. Latvia’s min­is­ter also dis­cussed with his In­dian col­league co­op­er­a­tion in IT, food pro­cess­ing, trans­port and lo­gis­tics, as men­tioned in the min­istry’s re­port.

Min­istry’s rep­re­sen­ta­tives also re­port that Rinkēvičs af­firmed Latvia’s in­ter­est in sign­ing a co­op­er­a­tion pro­gramme for higher ed­u­ca­tion, and that Latvia’s Cul­ture Min­istry is cur­rently in the process of re­view­ing In­dia’s pro­posed co­op­er­a­tion pro­gramme for cul­ture projects. Rinkēvičs also in­vited the In­dian For­eign Af­fairs Min­is­ter to visit Latvia.

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