State Secretary Andris Pelšs meets with Ambassadors of Israel, Azerbaijan and Egypt



State Secretary Andris Pelšs meets with Ambassadors of Israel, Azerbaijan and Egypt

Latvia raised awareness among Egyptian students and invited Latvian universities to consider opening their branches in Egypt

RIGA, Latvia, September 21, 2021 / APO Group / –

On September 20, 2021, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Andris Pelšs, received accreditation visits from the new Ambassador of the State of Israel, Sharon Rappaport Palgi, and the Ambassador of Azerbaijan , Elnur Sultanov. farewell meeting with Egyptian Ambassador Alaa Hegazy.

During the meeting with the Israeli Ambassador, the Secretary of State noted in particular the positive development of bilateral relations between the two countries and their close people-to-people contacts. The Israeli Ambassador confirmed that she intends in her work to focus on strengthening bilateral political dialogue and intensifying business contacts, especially in high value-added sectors and concerning innovations. Diplomats agreed that relations between Latvia and Israel should be further developed, including in terms of activities to mark the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations scheduled for January 2022. The Israeli Ambassador informed the Secretary of State for the latest developments in Israel and the Middle East. East and Israel’s recent efforts to build confidence in Israeli-Palestinian relations in order to reduce the risks of further escalation of the security situation.

During a meeting with the Ambassador of Azerbaijan, discussions focused on bilateral relations between the two countries, the latest developments in EU-Azerbaijan relations and the state of play in the South Caucasus region. The Ambassador stressed that Latvia is a key partner of strategic importance and that Azerbaijan highly appreciates Latvia’s unwavering support for its territorial integrity. Elnur Sultanov is committed to strengthening relations between Latvia and Azerbaijan in various fields, paying special attention to business and cultural cooperation and establishing contacts at different levels. The State Secretary also noted that Latvia was ready to further share its reform experience with Azerbaijan in order to strengthen cooperation between the EU and Azerbaijan.

Bidding farewell to the Egyptian Ambassador via a videoconference platform, the Secretary of State thanked the Ambassador for his contribution to strengthening bilateral relations between Latvia and Egypt. Officials praised the mechanism for bilateral consultation between their foreign services. The Egyptian Ambassador proposed that the next political consultations be organized in Cairo. The State Secretary confirmed Latvia’s intention to further develop cooperation with Egypt, in particular in the ICT sector and in the field of education and science. The Egyptian Ambassador noted that Latvia has raised its visibility among Egyptian students and invited Latvian universities to consider opening their branches in Egypt. The Secretary of State and the Ambassador also discussed the opportunities offered by the EU-Egypt dialogue in the context of the relaunch of the EU’s Southern Neighborhood Policy, which also allows Latvia to get involved in the addressing the region’s most pressing issues, for example, irregular migration and the negative consequences of climate change.

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