Grenada and Latvia establish diplomatic relations

NEW YORK – Grenada and Latvia have established diplomatic relations.

A Joint Communiqué on establishing diplomatic relations between both countries was signed in New York last week Wednesday

Grenada’s Permanent Representatives to the United Nations, Ambassador Dessima Williams and her Latvian counterpart, Normans Penke signed on behalf of the two governments.

“The Republic of Latvia and Grenada, with the purpose to promote mutual understanding and strengthen the friendship and co-operation among their two peoples, and on the basis of the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations and international law, have decided to establish diplomatic relations at ambassadorial level,” according to the communiqué.

The ambassadors discussed economic and cultural development of both countries and the possibilities for further cooperation in other areas including tourism.

Ambassador Williams and her Latvian counterpart also discussed the possibility of a visit in February 2013 by a Latvian delegation to coincide with Grenada’s Independence anniversary.

The diplomats agreed to actively explore co-operation between both countries including cultural exchanges.

Ambassador Penke reiterated Latvia’s interest in developing bilateral economic co-operation.

“We are open for co-operation. At the UN, we are at your disposal for assistance,” he said.

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