Uzbekistan, Tashkent, July 9 / Trend D.Azizov /
Latvian Foreign Minister Aivis Ronis met with his Uzbek counterpart Vladimir Norov July 8, a governmental source reported. The sides exchanged views on Uzbek-Latvian political, trade and economic relations, as well as cooperation within the EU.
"Uzbekistan is an important partner of Latvia, the EU and NATO in Central Asia," Ronis said.
Addressing the Afghanistan issue, Ronis noted the increasing importatance of Uzbke President Islam Karimov's Contact Group 6 + 3 initiative, which aims to create peace and stability in the country.
Ronis stressed that Latvia and Uzbekistan are major geographic locations that can ensure the transit of nonmilitary cargo to the international military forces stationed in Afghanistan.
They also agreed to establish an Association of Latvian Entrepreneurs in Uzbekistan with the support of the Latvian Embassy in Tashkent.