Minister of State for External Affairs Gen (Dr.) V.K. Singh meets Foreign Minister of Latvia Mr. Edgars Rinkevics in Luxembourg

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Minister of State for External Affairs Gen (Dr.) V.K. Singh meets Foreign Minister of Latvia Mr. Edgars Rinkevics in Luxembourg

Hon'ble Minister of State for External Affairs Gen (Dr.) V.K. Singh met the Foreign Minister of Latvia Edgars Rinkevics in Luxembourg on November 5, 2015 on the sidelines of ASEM Foreign Ministers' Meeting.

Minister Rinkevics conveyed Latvia's interest in expanding bilateral trade relations and invited Indian businesses to invest in Latvia, especially in the sectors of transit and logistics, pharmaceuticals, metal processing, textile, timber processing, health care and information technologies. The two Ministers reviewed the ongoing collaboration in higher education and student exchange and agreed to make efforts to further facilitate and enhance cooperation in this area.

Minister Singh mentioned that he was aware of the popularity of Ayurveda and Yoga in Latvia and referred to the success of the first International day of Yoga celebrated in Riga on June 21.  He sought Latvian government's continued support for intensifying bilateral exchanges and cooperation in these two areas.

Both sides also discussed the UN reform process. It was agreed that more high level exchanges between the two countries would strengthen bilateral relations. The Latvian Foreign Minister extended a warm invitation to External Affairs Minister of India as well as Minister of State to visit Latvia. 

Stockholm, November 10, 2015

MoS Gen V K Singh with Mr Edgars Rinkevics, Foreign Minister of Latvia, Luxembourg, 5 November 2015