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Diplomats of Uzbekistan held a visiting reception of fellow citizens living in Estonia and Finland
Diplomats of Uzbekistan held a visiting reception of fellow citizens living in Estonia and Finland
21.06.2024

RIGA, June 21. /IA Dunyo/. The Embassy of Uzbekistan in Riga has organized a consular reception for fellow citizens living in Estonia and Finland, Dunyo news agency's correspondent reports.


Diplomats visited places of residence and labor activity of Uzbek citizens. During the reception they were given legal consultations on issues of interest to them and practical consular and legal assistance.



During the meeting with compatriots the discussion was about the reforms being implemented in Uzbekistan to organize safe and legal external labor migration, as well as the opportunities created for temporary labor activity in foreign countries.



There was a discussion on the negative consequences of illegal migration, human trafficking, falling under the influence of foreign ideas and participation in mass riots, as well as the need to comply with the legislation of the host country.

Ambassador of Uzbekistan presents credentials to President of Latvia
Ambassador of Uzbekistan presents credentials to President of Latvia
18.06.2024

RIGA, June 18. /IA Dunyo/. Uzbekistan's Ambassador to Latvia Timur Rakhmanov yesterday presented his credentials to Latvian President Edgars Rinkevics, Dunyo news agency's correspondent reported.


The current state and prospects of development of cooperation between Uzbekistan and Latvia were discussed during the conversation held within the framework of the ceremony.


The Latvian president praised the state of political dialog and bilateral trade and economic cooperation between Riga and Tashkent. He emphasized that Uzbekistan has become one of Latvia's largest trade and economic partners by the end of 2023.


A high assessment was given to the large-scale reforms carried out in Uzbekistan, noting that their results are welcomed by all EU countries.


Timur Rakhmanov arrived in the Latvian capital on March 13 as Uzbekistan's new ambassador. He replaced Kadambai Sultanov, who served as Uzbekistan's ambassador to Latvia (2019-2024) and at the same time to Lithuania (2021-2024), Finland (2020-2024) and Estonia (2020-2024) with residence in Riga.

Uzbekistan drivers will be able to obtain certificates according to European standards and work in EU countries
Uzbekistan drivers will be able to obtain certificates according to European standards and work in EU countries
17.06.2024

RIGA, June 17. /IA Dunyo/. Representatives of the largest in the Baltic region transportation and logistics company "Kreiss" visited Uzbekistan on June 10-17, Dunyo news agency's correspondent reports.


Kreiss" company, founded in 2001 in Riga, is one of the largest trucking companies in the Baltic region and important operators providing logistics services in Europe and CIS countries. The annual turnover of the company is 160 million dollars.

During the visit, the Latvian side held negotiations with the leadership of the Ministry of Transport, the Agency for External Labor Migration and the International Road Carriers Association.

Kreiss and the External Labor Migration Agency signed an agreement on the organized recruitment of 600 drivers to Latvia.

A Memorandum was signed with "Vatanparvar" organization on organization of special simulators for training Uzbek truck drivers on the platform of driving schools belonging to this association. It was emphasized that drivers trained at the centers can obtain certificates according to European standards and work in the EU countries.

Climate change adaptation issues discussed in Riga
Climate change adaptation issues discussed in Riga
14.06.2024

RIGA, June 14. /IA Dunyo/. A delegation from Uzbekistan headed by Bobur Bekmurodov, chairman of the national movement "Yuksalish", visited Riga within the framework of the grant project "Planning a sustainable policy of mitigation and adaptation to climate change in Uzbekistan", Dunyo news agency reported.



During the visit, a number of meetings and negotiations were held with the leaders of the Latvian Association of Local Governments, the Ministry of Climate and Energy and authorities of major cities.



During them, the sides exchanged views on improving the planning of sustainable climate change mitigation and adaptation policies, capacity building of decision makers, local public authorities, representatives of civil society institutions, integrated climate change management and disaster reduction.



The issues of developing climate change action plans, supporting the integration of gender equality in the protection of women and children from climate change, raising public awareness of the socio-economic impacts of climate change and helping to ensure their participation in decision-making in this area were discussed.



As a result of the meetings, it was decided to continue the process of exchange of experience between experts in this field of the two countries. In addition, an agreement was reached to organize a visit to Uzbekistan by a Latvian delegation consisting of representatives of state and public organizations in this field.

Latvian company plans to employ Uzbek truck drivers
Latvian company plans to employ Uzbek truck drivers
24.05.2024

RIGA, May 24. /IA Dunyo/. Uzbekistan's Ambassador Timur Rakhmanov met with the head of Latvia's largest transport and logistics company Kreiss Dmitry Chebaevsky on May 22, Dunyo news agency's correspondent reported.



The parties discussed the issues of intensification of bilateral cooperation in the field of transport and logistics, recruitment of personnel, driver training and creation of specialized training centers in our country.



The Latvian side highly appreciated the reforms carried out in our country to support domestic cargo carriers, privileges and preferences provided by the state for transportation services within the framework of boosting exports of Uzbek products.



Interest in organized attraction of Uzbek truck drivers for employment in "Kreiss" was noted. The Latvian side also informed about plans to implement in Uzbekistan a project of opening a simulation-training and preparatory center for drivers of heavy trucks on the basis of one of the driving schools in Tashkent with the possibility of issuing a European registration certificate of professional suitability.



As a result of negotiations, an agreement was reached to organize a visit of "Kreiss" company delegation to Uzbekistan on June 10-14 with a series of meetings and negotiations in relevant ministries and departments of our country.

A new air cargo bridge will open between Uzbekistan and Latvia in summer
A new air cargo bridge will open between Uzbekistan and Latvia in summer
21.05.2024

RIGA, May 21. /IA "Dunyo". The first cargo flight between Uzbekistan and Latvia is planned to be launched in late June - early July, Dunyo news agency's correspondent reports.

According to the Embassy of Uzbekistan, a delegation of Uzbekistan's Fly Khiva airline headed by Director General Dilshod Khodjaev has organized a visit to Latvia within the framework of increasing exports to the EU countries.

Meetings were held in relevant ministries and agencies, as well as with the management of the Department of International Air Cargo Transportation of Riga Airport, during which the Latvian side expressed interest in establishing cargo traffic between the countries.

The parties started jointly working out the issue of establishing international air cargo transportation on the route Uzbekistan - Latvia with expansion to other major cities of the Baltic States.

The new air corridor will be actively used for export of fruit and vegetables, textile and other products from Uzbekistan to Latvia and other EU countries.

Jurmala is ready to present the tourism potential of Uzbekistan to its guests
Jurmala is ready to present the tourism potential of Uzbekistan to its guests
22.06.2024

RIGA, May 19. /IA "Dunyo"/. Uzbek Ambassador Timur Rakhmanov has met with Deputy Chairman of Jurmala City Advisory Council Janis Ledins, Dunyo news agency's correspondent reports.

During the talks, the sides discussed issues of expanding cooperation between the regions of Uzbekistan and Latvia in the spheres of trade and economy, science, education, culture and tourism.

The Latvian side was provided with information about the current development of Uzbekistan, economic and social reforms carried out in the country, investment potential and created conditions for doing business.

The representative of Jurmala administration expressed interest in the development of interregional cooperation, including in the sphere of tourism. In this direction, the issue of participation of the delegation of the Jurmala City Administration in the International Tourism Exhibition, which will be held in November in Tashkent, is being considered.

An agreement was reached to hold a presentation of Uzbekistan's tourism potential in July this year - during the opening of the tourist season in Jurmala, for a wider coverage of the public, which will be familiarized with the history, culture and tourism opportunities of our country.



The Latvian side also invited the Uzbek delegation to Jurmala city to hold Days of Uzbekistan in the first half of September.

Latvia's largest pharmaceutical company plans to manufacture its products in Uzbekistan
Latvia's largest pharmaceutical company plans to manufacture its products in Uzbekistan
12.05.2024

RIGA, May 11. /IA Dunyo/. Ambassador of Uzbekistan Timur Rakhmanov together with Deputy Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan Dilshod Rasulov yesterday met with member of the Board of Directors - head of sales office in Central Asia of the largest Latvian pharmaceutical company "Olainfarm" Alexander Melnis, Dunyo news agency's correspondent reported.

At the meeting, the sides discussed issues of investment and technological cooperation between Uzbekistan and Olainfarm and prospects of establishing joint production cooperation with deepening the level of localization.

Alexander Melnis positively assessed the progressive reforms in the healthcare sector in Uzbekistan under the leadership of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, which has contributed to the development of cooperation between the companies of the two countries in recent years. It was emphasized that Riga is confidently optimistic about the prospects of expanding Olainfarm's long-term presence in Uzbekistan by increasing investment and technological cooperation.

As Alexander Melnis informed, Olainfarm is working on the realization of an investment project to establish production of a wide range of high-quality ampouled products in Uzbekistan.

Olainfarm was founded in 1972 in the Latvian town of Olaina. It is the largest pharmaceutical company in the Baltic States. The company's turnover exceeds 124 million euros. The product range includes 60 finished dosage forms, 25 active pharmaceutical substances and more than 20 intermediates. The company's products are exported to 60 countries. Since 2011, it has been supplying the World Health Organization (WHO) with anti-tuberculosis drugs.

At the end of May, an Uzbek trading house will open in the Lithuanian city of Klaipeda
At the end of May, an Uzbek trading house will open in the Lithuanian city of Klaipeda
10.05.2024

KLAIPEDA, May 10. /IA Dunyo/. During a business trip to Lithuania, a delegation of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan met with the head of BEGA company Laimonas Rimkus in Klaipeda, Dunyo news agency's correspondent reported.

BEGA, founded in 1992, is one of the largest modern stevedoring companies in the Baltic States, providing services in transportation, loading and unloading of cargoes, as well as temporary storage services.

Laimonas Rimkus expressed an opinion that today Uzbekistan's economy is dynamically developing, producing competitive national products that meet world standards.

- Taking into account the growing volumes of Uzbekistan's exports to European countries, Lithuanian companies show great interest in developing relations with Uzbek businessmen. The volume of export of Uzbek products to the EU countries through Latvia and Lithuania is also increasing," he noted.

It was noted that BEGA has created all necessary port infrastructure, has modern automated technologies for transportation and collection of chemical, food industry, construction materials, agricultural products and other cargoes. In addition, the enterprise is connected to the railroad and has the ability to serve all types of transport coming from Uzbekistan in a short period of time.

The parties discussed mutual procedures and legal aspects of leasing the company's warehouses and a building for the Trade House of Uzbekistan to be established in Lithuania.

The sides reached an agreement on holding the official opening ceremony of Uzbekistan Trade House in Klaipeda on May 24-27.

Uzbekistan-Lithuania Business Cooperation Council to be established
Uzbekistan-Lithuania Business Cooperation Council to be established
08.05.2024

VILNIUS, May 8. /IA "Dunyo"/. A delegation of the Uzbek Chamber of Commerce and Industry has organized a visit to Lithuania with the support of our country's embassy, Dunyo news agency's correspondent reports.

In the framework of the visit, an agreement on the establishment of the Business Cooperation Council "Uzbekistan-Lithuania" was signed in Vilnius, and the first meeting of the newly created platform was held.

President of the Confederation of Lithuanian Industrialists Vidmantas Janulyavicius noted that relations between the two countries in trade and economic, transportation and logistics, green energy, agriculture and other areas of mutual interest are consistently developing. He also expressed confidence that the Council to be established will serve as a good platform for the development of bilateral trade, economic and investment relations.

Lithuanian Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Loreta Maskalioviene noted that Uzbekistan has become the country with the biggest economic potential in the Central Asian region. "Lithuanian businessmen show great interest in developing cooperative relations with Uzbek partners," she emphasized.

Within the framework of the visit, a business forum was held with the participation of representatives of business circles and heads of companies from Uzbekistan and Lithuania. Within the framework of the forum, B2B negotiations were organized between business representatives of the two countries, following which export contracts worth $30 million were signed to supply a wide range of products manufactured in Uzbekistan to Lithuania.

The parties agreed to establish Uzbek Trade House in Klaipeda jointly with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan and Lithuanian businessmen on the basis of equal participation. The trade house will serve to further expand opportunities for exporting products manufactured in Uzbekistan to Lithuania and European Union countries.

Uzbek businessmen familiarized themselves with the activities of major Lithuanian production enterprises and discussed issues of cooperation, mutual exchange of ideas and experience.

Latvian University Library is ready to establish experience exchange with libraries in Uzbekistan
Latvian University Library is ready to establish experience exchange with libraries in Uzbekistan
07.05.2024

RIGA, May 7. /IA "Dunyo"/. Ambassador Timur Rakhmanov met with the director of the academic library of the University of Latvia, Venta Koster, Dunyo news agency's correspondent reports.

During the meeting they discussed the development of cooperation between the libraries of the two countries, including the exchange of experience in this field, as well as the organization of exchanges between experts.

The director of the library of the Latvian university highly appreciated the reforms carried out in the field of science and culture in our country, and expressed interest in developing relations with the Alisher Navoi National Library, holding an exhibition dedicated to Uzbekistan on the basis of the library. It was emphasized that this exhibition will give an opportunity to Riga public and guests of the city to get acquainted with the reforms carried out in the sphere of culture, science and tourism in our country.

Following the talks, the sides agreed to sign a cooperation agreement between libraries of Uzbekistan and Latvia, develop a program of joint activities for 2024-2025, as well as organize an exhibition of famous Uzbek artist and craftsman Anorkul Boibekov in Riga in June.





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Climate change adaptation issues discussed in Riga
Climate change adaptation issues discussed in Riga

RIGA, June 14. /IA Dunyo/. A delegation from Uzbekistan headed by Bobur Bekmurodov, chairman of the national movement "Yuksalish", visited Riga within the framework of the grant project "Planning a sustainable policy of mitigation and adaptation to climate change in Uzbekistan", Dunyo news agency reported.



During the visit, a number of meetings and negotiations were held with the leaders of the Latvian Association of Local Governments, the Ministry of Climate and Energy and authorities of major cities.



During them, the sides exchanged views on improving the planning of sustainable climate change mitigation and adaptation policies, capacity building of decision makers, local public authorities, representatives of civil society institutions, integrated climate change management and disaster reduction.



The issues of developing climate change action plans, supporting the integration of gender equality in the protection of women and children from climate change, raising public awareness of the socio-economic impacts of climate change and helping to ensure their participation in decision-making in this area were discussed.



As a result of the meetings, it was decided to continue the process of exchange of experience between experts in this field of the two countries. In addition, an agreement was reached to organize a visit to Uzbekistan by a Latvian delegation consisting of representatives of state and public organizations in this field.

Uzbekistan-Lithuania Business Cooperation Council to be established
Uzbekistan-Lithuania Business Cooperation Council to be established

VILNIUS, May 8. /IA "Dunyo"/. A delegation of the Uzbek Chamber of Commerce and Industry has organized a visit to Lithuania with the support of our country's embassy, Dunyo news agency's correspondent reports.

In the framework of the visit, an agreement on the establishment of the Business Cooperation Council "Uzbekistan-Lithuania" was signed in Vilnius, and the first meeting of the newly created platform was held.

President of the Confederation of Lithuanian Industrialists Vidmantas Janulyavicius noted that relations between the two countries in trade and economic, transportation and logistics, green energy, agriculture and other areas of mutual interest are consistently developing. He also expressed confidence that the Council to be established will serve as a good platform for the development of bilateral trade, economic and investment relations.

Lithuanian Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Loreta Maskalioviene noted that Uzbekistan has become the country with the biggest economic potential in the Central Asian region. "Lithuanian businessmen show great interest in developing cooperative relations with Uzbek partners," she emphasized.

Within the framework of the visit, a business forum was held with the participation of representatives of business circles and heads of companies from Uzbekistan and Lithuania. Within the framework of the forum, B2B negotiations were organized between business representatives of the two countries, following which export contracts worth $30 million were signed to supply a wide range of products manufactured in Uzbekistan to Lithuania.

The parties agreed to establish Uzbek Trade House in Klaipeda jointly with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan and Lithuanian businessmen on the basis of equal participation. The trade house will serve to further expand opportunities for exporting products manufactured in Uzbekistan to Lithuania and European Union countries.

Uzbek businessmen familiarized themselves with the activities of major Lithuanian production enterprises and discussed issues of cooperation, mutual exchange of ideas and experience.

A new air cargo bridge will open between Uzbekistan and Latvia in summer
A new air cargo bridge will open between Uzbekistan and Latvia in summer

RIGA, May 21. /IA "Dunyo". The first cargo flight between Uzbekistan and Latvia is planned to be launched in late June - early July, Dunyo news agency's correspondent reports.

According to the Embassy of Uzbekistan, a delegation of Uzbekistan's Fly Khiva airline headed by Director General Dilshod Khodjaev has organized a visit to Latvia within the framework of increasing exports to the EU countries.

Meetings were held in relevant ministries and agencies, as well as with the management of the Department of International Air Cargo Transportation of Riga Airport, during which the Latvian side expressed interest in establishing cargo traffic between the countries.

The parties started jointly working out the issue of establishing international air cargo transportation on the route Uzbekistan - Latvia with expansion to other major cities of the Baltic States.

The new air corridor will be actively used for export of fruit and vegetables, textile and other products from Uzbekistan to Latvia and other EU countries.

The visit of the Ferghana Oblast delegation to Latvia was fruitful
The visit of the Ferghana Oblast delegation to Latvia was fruitful

RIGA, April 29. /IA "Dunyo"/. A delegation of Uzbekistan headed by Deputy Khokim of Fergana region Nuriddin Mamajanov visited Latvia, Dunyo news agency's correspondent reported. Within the framework of the visit, the sides held talks on further development of trade and economic relations, increasing exports of national products and attracting direct investments in our country's economy.

In particular, during the meeting with Riga Deputy Mayor Linda Ozola the prospects of developing relations in trade-economic, investment, tourism, educational and cultural spheres were discussed, as well as an agreement was reached on participation of Fergana region representatives in cultural events to be held in Riga.

The delegation also held talks with Edgars Suna, Deputy Director of the Freeport of Riga (FPR). During the event, the sides discussed the issue of increasing exports of Uzbek products to Latvia and other EU countries, including active utilization of the port's terminal infrastructure. The issues of purchasing or renting warehouses in the territory of the REP by Uzbek entrepreneurs, granting them privileges and preferences were discussed. In turn, Edgars Suna said that the port management is ready to help in this matter. An agreement was reached to sign a memorandum on mutual cooperation between the parties in a short period of time.

Within the framework of the delegation's stay at the Uzbek Trade House in Riga, a B2B meeting between businessmen of the two countries was held. At this event, information about investment and export potential of Uzbekistan, including Fergana region, was presented. As a result of meetings and negotiations, agreements were reached on supplying agricultural products, household chemicals, confectionery and textile products to the Latvian market, and export contracts worth 25 million US dollars were signed.

At the same time, the opening ceremony of the exhibition hall of Fergana region in the Uzbek Trade House was held within the framework of the event.

Members of the delegation also held a meeting in Latvian company "KGS Group" and discussed the establishment of agro-logistic complex in Fergana region. The Latvian side expressed interest in the implementation of this project and readiness to invest 10 million dollars in it.

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Latvian University Library is ready to establish experience exchange with libraries in Uzbekistan
Latvian University Library is ready to establish experience exchange with libraries in Uzbekistan

RIGA, May 7. /IA "Dunyo"/. Ambassador Timur Rakhmanov met with the director of the academic library of the University of Latvia, Venta Koster, Dunyo news agency's correspondent reports.

During the meeting they discussed the development of cooperation between the libraries of the two countries, including the exchange of experience in this field, as well as the organization of exchanges between experts.

The director of the library of the Latvian university highly appreciated the reforms carried out in the field of science and culture in our country, and expressed interest in developing relations with the Alisher Navoi National Library, holding an exhibition dedicated to Uzbekistan on the basis of the library. It was emphasized that this exhibition will give an opportunity to Riga public and guests of the city to get acquainted with the reforms carried out in the sphere of culture, science and tourism in our country.

Following the talks, the sides agreed to sign a cooperation agreement between libraries of Uzbekistan and Latvia, develop a program of joint activities for 2024-2025, as well as organize an exhibition of famous Uzbek artist and craftsman Anorkul Boibekov in Riga in June.

At the end of May, an Uzbek trading house will open in the Lithuanian city of Klaipeda
At the end of May, an Uzbek trading house will open in the Lithuanian city of Klaipeda

KLAIPEDA, May 10. /IA Dunyo/. During a business trip to Lithuania, a delegation of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan met with the head of BEGA company Laimonas Rimkus in Klaipeda, Dunyo news agency's correspondent reported.

BEGA, founded in 1992, is one of the largest modern stevedoring companies in the Baltic States, providing services in transportation, loading and unloading of cargoes, as well as temporary storage services.

Laimonas Rimkus expressed an opinion that today Uzbekistan's economy is dynamically developing, producing competitive national products that meet world standards.

- Taking into account the growing volumes of Uzbekistan's exports to European countries, Lithuanian companies show great interest in developing relations with Uzbek businessmen. The volume of export of Uzbek products to the EU countries through Latvia and Lithuania is also increasing," he noted.

It was noted that BEGA has created all necessary port infrastructure, has modern automated technologies for transportation and collection of chemical, food industry, construction materials, agricultural products and other cargoes. In addition, the enterprise is connected to the railroad and has the ability to serve all types of transport coming from Uzbekistan in a short period of time.

The parties discussed mutual procedures and legal aspects of leasing the company's warehouses and a building for the Trade House of Uzbekistan to be established in Lithuania.

The sides reached an agreement on holding the official opening ceremony of Uzbekistan Trade House in Klaipeda on May 24-27.

Uzbek diplomats meet with compatriots in Riga
Uzbek diplomats meet with compatriots in Riga

RIGA, May 6. /IA "Dunyo"/. Representatives of the embassy in Latvia have met with Uzbek citizens temporarily working at KRS Logistics in Riga, Dunyo news agency's correspondent reports.

Modern development of Uzbekistan, decisions taken and measures aimed at further improvement of living conditions of our citizens, including those working abroad, were discussed with compatriots.

Explanatory work on personal security and legal support has been carried out. An agreement was reached to organize a meeting with the management of KRS Logistics to discuss the working conditions of our citizens.

Latvian company plans to employ Uzbek truck drivers
Latvian company plans to employ Uzbek truck drivers

RIGA, May 24. /IA Dunyo/. Uzbekistan's Ambassador Timur Rakhmanov met with the head of Latvia's largest transport and logistics company Kreiss Dmitry Chebaevsky on May 22, Dunyo news agency's correspondent reported.



The parties discussed the issues of intensification of bilateral cooperation in the field of transport and logistics, recruitment of personnel, driver training and creation of specialized training centers in our country.



The Latvian side highly appreciated the reforms carried out in our country to support domestic cargo carriers, privileges and preferences provided by the state for transportation services within the framework of boosting exports of Uzbek products.



Interest in organized attraction of Uzbek truck drivers for employment in "Kreiss" was noted. The Latvian side also informed about plans to implement in Uzbekistan a project of opening a simulation-training and preparatory center for drivers of heavy trucks on the basis of one of the driving schools in Tashkent with the possibility of issuing a European registration certificate of professional suitability.



As a result of negotiations, an agreement was reached to organize a visit of "Kreiss" company delegation to Uzbekistan on June 10-14 with a series of meetings and negotiations in relevant ministries and departments of our country.

Jurmala is ready to present the tourism potential of Uzbekistan to its guests
Jurmala is ready to present the tourism potential of Uzbekistan to its guests

RIGA, May 19. /IA "Dunyo"/. Uzbek Ambassador Timur Rakhmanov has met with Deputy Chairman of Jurmala City Advisory Council Janis Ledins, Dunyo news agency's correspondent reports.

During the talks, the sides discussed issues of expanding cooperation between the regions of Uzbekistan and Latvia in the spheres of trade and economy, science, education, culture and tourism.

The Latvian side was provided with information about the current development of Uzbekistan, economic and social reforms carried out in the country, investment potential and created conditions for doing business.

The representative of Jurmala administration expressed interest in the development of interregional cooperation, including in the sphere of tourism. In this direction, the issue of participation of the delegation of the Jurmala City Administration in the International Tourism Exhibition, which will be held in November in Tashkent, is being considered.

An agreement was reached to hold a presentation of Uzbekistan's tourism potential in July this year - during the opening of the tourist season in Jurmala, for a wider coverage of the public, which will be familiarized with the history, culture and tourism opportunities of our country.



The Latvian side also invited the Uzbek delegation to Jurmala city to hold Days of Uzbekistan in the first half of September.

Ambassador of Uzbekistan presents credentials to President of Latvia
Ambassador of Uzbekistan presents credentials to President of Latvia

RIGA, June 18. /IA Dunyo/. Uzbekistan's Ambassador to Latvia Timur Rakhmanov yesterday presented his credentials to Latvian President Edgars Rinkevics, Dunyo news agency's correspondent reported.


The current state and prospects of development of cooperation between Uzbekistan and Latvia were discussed during the conversation held within the framework of the ceremony.


The Latvian president praised the state of political dialog and bilateral trade and economic cooperation between Riga and Tashkent. He emphasized that Uzbekistan has become one of Latvia's largest trade and economic partners by the end of 2023.


A high assessment was given to the large-scale reforms carried out in Uzbekistan, noting that their results are welcomed by all EU countries.


Timur Rakhmanov arrived in the Latvian capital on March 13 as Uzbekistan's new ambassador. He replaced Kadambai Sultanov, who served as Uzbekistan's ambassador to Latvia (2019-2024) and at the same time to Lithuania (2021-2024), Finland (2020-2024) and Estonia (2020-2024) with residence in Riga.

Diplomats of Uzbekistan held a visiting reception of fellow citizens living in Estonia and Finland
Diplomats of Uzbekistan held a visiting reception of fellow citizens living in Estonia and Finland

RIGA, June 21. /IA Dunyo/. The Embassy of Uzbekistan in Riga has organized a consular reception for fellow citizens living in Estonia and Finland, Dunyo news agency's correspondent reports.


Diplomats visited places of residence and labor activity of Uzbek citizens. During the reception they were given legal consultations on issues of interest to them and practical consular and legal assistance.



During the meeting with compatriots the discussion was about the reforms being implemented in Uzbekistan to organize safe and legal external labor migration, as well as the opportunities created for temporary labor activity in foreign countries.



There was a discussion on the negative consequences of illegal migration, human trafficking, falling under the influence of foreign ideas and participation in mass riots, as well as the need to comply with the legislation of the host country.