Information on the establishment of bilateral relations

The diplomatic relations between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Latvia were established on January 11, 1994. 

Starting from 2005 the relations between the two countries have entered a new stage of development. 

In accordance with the Order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Ilham Aliyev from June 27, 2005, Tofig Zulfugarov, was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Republic of Latvia. Azerbaijani Ambassador to Latvia T.Zulfugarov presented the Letters of Credence to the President of the Republic of Latvia Mrs.Vaira Vike-Freibega on September 27, 2005. 

In accordance with the Order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr.I.Aliyev from Ocrober 11, 2010, Tofig Zulfugarov was recalled from the post of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Republic of Latvia and was appointed the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Republic of Estonia. 

In accordance with the Order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan I.Aliyev from October 11, 2010, Elman Zeynalov was appointed the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Republic of Latvia.

Azerbaijani Ambassador to Latvia E.Zeynalov presented the Letters of Credence to the President of the Republic of Latvia Mr. Valdis Zatlers on November 09, 2010. 

By the Order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan I.Aliyev from January 27, 2016, Elman Zeynalov was recalled from the post of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Republic of Latvia. 

And by the Order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan I.Aliyev from March 7, 2016, Javanshir Akhundov was appointed the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Republic of Latvia.

Newly appointed Azerbaijani Ambassador to Latvia J.Akhundov presented the Letters of Credence to the President of the Republic of Latvia Mr.Raimonds Vejonis on May 17, 2016.

The relations between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Latvia have been actively developing since 2005 and significant steps have been taken to expand the bilateral cooperation.