Last year, relations between Latvia and Azerbaijan continued to thrive. The dynamics of relations included political cooperation, inter-parliamentary dialogue, trade, economic and humanitarian ties, Roman Naudins, a member of the Latvian Seimas (Parliament), told Report.

He said that Azerbaijan is an important partner of Latvia in the region and the level of this partnership is strategic:

“Bilateral political dialogue has been regular, and our countries have successfully cooperated within international organizations. We welcome Azerbaijan’s active and essential role in combating the COVID-19 pandemic by promoting various global initiatives and providing assistance to countries. Last year, Azerbaijan celebrated the first anniversary of its historic victory in the 44-day Patriotic War, and I would like to congratulate the people of Azerbaijan on this occasion. Azerbaijan has ended Armenia’s 30-year military occupation and restored its territorial integrity. Latvia has always supported and continues to support the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, the inviolability of its internationally recognized borders and sovereignty. This is our principled position.”

Roman Naudins stressed that trade and economic relations between the two countries also developed last year, and business interests increased:

“The trade turnover between the two countries continued to grow last year. However, I want to emphasize that there is great potential for strengthening our relations in various fields, such as transport, logistics, tourism, investment, renewable energy sources, agriculture.”

The MP believes that the next meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission on Economic, Scientific, Technical and Humanitarian Cooperation in Riga this year will give a new impetus to the development of promising areas of cooperation between Azerbaijan and Latvia: