The agreement to this effect was reached between Foreign Minister Maris Riekstins and the Foreign Minister of Estonia Urmas Paet during his official visit to Riga on 18 February this year, and finalised in the following consultations between the Foreign Ministries.
"This initiative is a prime example for the Baltic states co-operation in the implementation of similar projects also in future, in view of the chairmanship of the Baltic Council of Ministers that Latvia is to assume in 2010.
The Embassy of Latvia in Kairo has been operational since 2007; it was officially opened in March 2009 during the visit to Egypt by Foreign Minister Maris Riekstins. From 2010 onwards, the representation of Estonia in Egypt will also start its work in premises rented jointly with Latvia.
Latvia is represented in the Arab Republic of Egypt by Ambassador Maris Selga.