Latvia prepared to promote business cooperation with Azerbaijan

  • 2024-02-15
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Latvia is prepared to promote cooperation with Azerbaijan in various business sectors, Foreign Ministry Parliamentary Secretary Reinis Brusbardis said Thursday while meeting with Azerbaijan's Ambassador to Latvian Elnur Sultanov.

As LETA was told at the Foreign Ministry, in their conversation, the officials discussed topics on the bilateral agenda, including the planned exchanges of high-level visits, a dialogue between the parliaments of the two countries, and the promotion of cooperation in various sectors. 

Views were also exchanged on matters currently on the table before the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the European Union-Azerbaijan dialogue, the situation in the South Caucasus, and the run of the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP29 scheduled to be held in Azerbaijan from November 11 to 22, 2024.

Brusbardis noted the current constructive relations and the regular political dialogue between Latvia and Azerbaijan; he also confirmed Latvia's readiness to promote cooperation in various business sectors.

In the context of the dialogue between the European Union and Azerbaijan and the situation in the South Caucasus, Brusbardis affirmed Latvia's strong support for the initiatives of the President of the European Council, Charles Michel and his efforts to promote a peaceful settlement of the Azerbaijan-Armenia dispute. The parliamentary secretary underlined the importance of a rapid conclusion of a peace agreement in order to ensure sustainable stability in the region.

The parliamentary secretary and the ambassador also discussed the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference COP29 in Azerbaijan this autumn and the prospects for cooperation between Latvia and Azerbaijan in the energy sector, with a particular emphasis on the importance of using green energy.