President of Latvia receives credentials from the Ambassadors of Israel and Pakistan

  • 2006-09-13
  • By TBT staff

Latvian president sees wide possibilities for expanding economic co-operation with Israel

Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freiberga Vaira Vike-Freiberga received credentials from the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Israel to Latvia Chen Ivri and appreciated the excellent bilateral relations between Latvia and Israel as well as pointed out the wide possibilities for expanding economic co-operation. The parties were pleased with the successful exchange of visits over the last year 's the state visit of the President of Latvia to Israel in February and the state visit of the President of Israel Moshe Katsav last September.

The President highly appreciated the work done by the Commission of Historians, the international conferences that take place every year in Riga as well as establishment of museums and remembrance places in Riga for the commemoration of the Holocaust victims, studying of history and promotion of public awareness.
During the meeting the parties dealt with the current developments regarding establishing peace in the Middle East as well as the topics considered in the Summit of the EU and Asian countries.
Later on that day, Vaira Vike-Freiberga also received credentials from the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Latvia Shaheen A. Gilani.
The Ambassador congratulated Latvia on the recently marked 15th anniversary since the restoration of independence as well as successful growth that has been topped with a full-fledged membership in the European Union.
The President congratulated Pakistan on the decision adopted yesterday [Sept. 11] in Helsinki on the enlargement of the EU and Asian Co-operation Summit with three new member states 's Pakistan, India and Mongolia. The parties dealt with the co-operation in the Asian region as further potential for the enlargement of the co-operation between Pakistan and EU.
The parties also considered issues connected with combating international terrorism and stressed the need to devote big attention to the prevention of the terrorism causes and the facilitating of the peace promoted by the UN in Asia and the world as a whole. The President appreciated the role Pakistan has had in the co-operation with NATO the summit of which will take place in Riga at the end of November.