On 19 September, during the 78th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, President Edgars Rinkēvičs met with President of Rwanda Paul Kagame to express Latvia's appreciation for Rwanda's strong position in protecting international law.
During the meeting, the presidents of the two countries discussed Rwanda's regional engagement in Africa, in particular in the peace efforts in Mozambique and the Central African Republic, as well as its involvement in UN peacekeeping missions.
‘Latvia welcomes the current active dialogue between the European Union and the African Union. We would appreciate the willingness of the Rwandan side to start negotiations on avoiding double taxation agreement with our country. We also see opportunities for cooperation in the field of education,’ said E. Rinkēvičs.
The two presidents exchanged views on the Black Sea Grains Initiative, which is important for global food security. Russia's withdrawal from the initiative is hampering Ukraine's grain supplies to world markets. The presidents of Rwanda and Latvia discussed exchanges of high-level visits between the countries.