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Egyptian and Latvian foreign ministers discuss bilateral cooperation

Edgars Rinkēvičs, minister of foreign affairs of Latvia, and Sameh Shoukry, foreign minister of Egypt, met on 16 February 2020 to discuss bilateral cooperation opportunities in a number of areas including agriculture and the IT sector

The meeting took place in the margins of the Munich Security Conference.

Edgars Rinkēvičs highlighted the visit by Sameh Shoukry to Latvia on 17 October 2019, which gave the opportunity to discuss some aspects of the deepening of cooperation with Egypt.

The Latvian Foreign Minister encouraged the Egyptian side to open an embassy in Latvia with a view to intensifying the Latvian-Egyptian dialogue.

The ministers recognised that agriculture and the IT sector are among the areas where there is a good prospect for business cooperation.

During the meeting, Sameh Shoukry informed his Latvian counterpart about the latest developments in the region, in particular, the state of affairs in Libya and Egypt’s perspective of how to resolve the conflict there.