Daiga Mieriņa: Azerbaijan - important partner for Latvia


Azerbaijan is an important partner for Latvia, Speaker of the Latvian Parliament Daiga Mieriņa said at a press conference in Baku, Report informs.

“Azerbaijan is an important partner for Latvia. This year marks the 30th anniversary of our diplomatic relations. But our cultural ties, particularly in the field of art, have a much longer history,” she noted.

She added that two very important cultural events will take place in Baku on May 21, which emphasize the importance of Latvian-Azerbaijani cultural relations: “A very important exhibition is expected to open at the Historical Museum. This will be an exhibition of the Latvian artist Julijs Straume. He is known for collecting various carpet patterns. What’s interesting is that he also lived in Shusha and taught there for three years.”