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Latvian Independence Day marked in Baku

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Baku, November 25 AZERTAC

The Latvian Independence Day was celebrated in Baku.

Ambassador of Latvia to Azerbaijan Juris Maklakovs highlighted his country`s history of independence.

He said there were strong political relations between Azerbaijan and Latvia, adding that his country is interested in strengthening the bilateral economic ties.

The diplomat noted comprehensive cooperation, in political economic sphere developed between Azerbaijan and Latvia.

Azerbaijan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmud Mammad-Guliyev also addressed the event.

He congratulated the people of Latvia on the Independence Day on behalf of the people and the Government of Azerbaijan.

Mr. Mammad-Guliyev said the two countries have recently undertaken many steps to develop bilateral relations. He also said that a lot of mutual visits have recently taken place between Azerbaijan and Latvia, adding that this would be continued.

The anniversary event was attended by Azerbaijani state and governmental officials, foreign ambassadors, as well as a delegation of Latvia.

In November 1918, an act of independence was declared in Riga, according to which Latvia became an independent state.

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