First Honorary Consulate in Latvia Established
Estonia has opened its first honorary consulate in Latvia, with the new honorary consul, Aivar Kesküla, calling for closer bilateral economic, educational and cultural ties.
Kesküla, who heads a locomotive repair factory, resides in the town of Daugavpils, which has a population of 94,000 and sits near the borders of Lithuania and Belarus, reported ETV.
The new consulate was welcomed with a reception held by the Daugavpils mayor, attended by local officials as well as the consuls of Belarus and Russia.
Estonian Ambassador to Latvia Mati Vaarmann called Daugavpils a strategic city, saying Estonia is a pioneer for looking beyond the capital.
Estonia currently has over 170 honorary consuls in 76 countries.