The parties stressed the importance of strengthening mutually beneficial trade, economic, political, cultural, and humanitarian ties and combating the pandemic.
The first online conference between representatives of the parliaments of Uzbekistan and Latvia was held at the Legislative Chamber of the Uzbek parliament. The officials stressed the importance of achievements in the establishment and development of mutual cooperation in the field of trade, economy, politics, and other sectors. They also noted the need for further improvement of mutually beneficial cooperation between parliaments, as reported by the press office of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis.
The meeting was attended by members of the friendship group, deputies of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, members of the Senate and the Parliament of Latvia, Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Latvia Kadamboy Sultanov, Ambassador of Latvia to Uzbekistan Mikhail Popokovs.
Currently, parliamentary diplomacy plays a significant role in improving interstate and international relations and implementing an effective foreign policy. The perspectives of friendship groups are widely used in establishing ties with parliaments of other countries. In addition, the officials drew attention to the improvement of inter-parliamentary cooperation, due to the fact that the parliamentarians themselves are assigned one of the main roles in the approval of international conventions that should bring relations to a new world level.
The main subject of the conversation was the tasks of the further fight against the spread of the COVID-19. The deputies informed each other about the measures on protecting society taken by the countries and further actions to eliminate the disease.
At the end of the conference, the participants reaffirmed the mutual loyalty of the parliaments to the international strengthening of ties and productive cooperation between states.