NEWS AND EVENTS
May 28, 2014
The President of Latvia arrives in Uzbekistan
On the invitation of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, President of the Republic of Latvia Andris Berzins arrived May 27 in our country with an official visit.
The Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev met the high-ranking guest at the Tashkent International Airport decorated with state flags of our two nations.
Following a brief ceremony of meeting, the Latvian delegation then departed to the Kuksaroy country residence booked for them.
The current Uzbek-Latvian meeting at the highest level is considered a logical extension of the fruitful interstate dialogue held last October during the visit by Uzbekistan’s President to Riga.
In Tashkent, the two sides are expected to discuss the prospects of consolidation of the interaction in the political, trade-economic, investment, cultural-humanitarian and other spheres.
Latvia is Uzbekistan’s third largest trade partner among the countries of the European Union. The bilateral trade turnover exceeded 248 million US dollars in 2013.
The major events of the official visit by the President of Latvia to Uzbekistan are scheduled for 28 May.
As it was reported earlier, the talks are anticipated to produce a joint declaration of the heads of state and a package of documents dedicated to boosting the Uzbek-Latvian mutually advantageous cooperation across diverse areas.
(Source: Press Service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan)