Japan-Latvia Relations

November 18, 2022
State Minister Yamada who makes his remarks in the Latvian National Day Reception
A commemorative photo of State Minister Yamada, Ambassador Zilgalvis, and Mr. Nakasone who face straight at a camera

On November 17, 2022, Mr. YAMADA Kenji, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, attended the Latvian National Day Reception, which was held at the Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in Japan. The overview is as follows:

  1. Following the opening remarks by H.E. Mr. Zigmārs ZILGALVIS, Ambassador of Latvia to Japan, and Mr. NAKASONE Hirofumi, Member of the House of Councillors (President of the Japan-Latvia Parliamentary Friendship League), State Minister Yamada made his remarks and gave a toast.
  2. In his remarks, State Minister Yamada expressed his congratulations on the fact that November 7, 2022 marked the centennial since the establishment of the Latvian Parliament and the entry into force of its Constitution. He also stated that the Working Holiday Agreement which had been signed last October would stimulate people-to-people exchange between Japan and Latvia, in particular among the younger generation.
  3. Moreover, State Minister Yamada mentioned that Japan and Latvia have the potential to further develop bilateral cooperation in a broad range of areas, and expressed his hope that the active exchanges between the two countries would continue. He also stated that he himself would like to make efforts to strengthen the bilateral relations between Japan and Latvia.

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