A delegation led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia Mr Edgars Rinkēvičs visited the University of Hyderabad (UoH) on September 16th 2013. The delegation comprising of H.E. Mr Hardijs Baumanis, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to the Republic of India; Mr Einars Semanis, Ambassador-Director General of Economic and Bilateral Relations Directorate, MFA; Mr Atis Lots, Head of Minister’s Office, MFA; Ms Ilonda Stepanova, Director of Department of Budget, Ministry of Finance; Dr Mārcis Auziņš, Rector of University of Latvia; Mr Vladimirs Karols, Economist/Manager, Riga Aeronautical Institute (Education); Mr Ilmars Kreituss, Vice-Rector, Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration (education) and Ms Judīte Dobele, Counsellor, Head of Asia, Africa and Oceania Division, MFA met the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ramakrishna Ramaswamy and Deans of the Schools and discussed possible areas of collaboration.


The UoH and Latvian delegation have also discussed on signing an MoU in future which will enable academic collaboration in addition to possible faculty and student exchange programmes.

DSC_0065The visit of the delegation was coordinated by the Protocol Division of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and the office of International Affairs at UoH.