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Strengthening Educational Ties: LBTU Hosts Ambassador of Uzbekistan and Jelgava City Council Delegates

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On July 9, the Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies (LBTU) was honored to welcome an esteemed delegation led by Timur Rakhmanov, the Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the Republic of Latvia. Accompanying the Ambassador were Akromkhuja Khodjaev, First Secretary, and representatives from the Jelgava City Council, Arta Nordmane, Advisor to the Chairman of the Council in Business Matters, including Marta Vēbere, External Relations Specialist. The delegation also featured notable LBTU figures such as Gatis Vītols, Vice-Rector for Science, Mārtiņš Šabovics, Head of the International Department and Viktorija Krištopane, Chief Specialist in the Organization of International Dual Diploma Programs.

The meeting served as a platform for discussing potential collaborations between Latvia and Uzbekistan in the realms of education and science. Viktorija Krištopane gave a presentation on LBTU's dual diploma programs, highlighting the university's commitment to international academic partnerships. She emphasized the growing interest from Uzbekistan partners in internships at LBTU, especially in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and the Faculty of Agriculture and Food Technologies.

Ambassador Rakhmanov expressed his enthusiasm for strengthening bilateral relations and pledged his support in establishing connections across various Uzbekistan regions, including Fergana and Namangan. His openness to dialogue underscored the mutual eagerness to explore and solidify cooperative initiatives.

Gatis Vītols continued the conversation by focusing on key scientific fields. He noted that agriculture and information technology (IT) are among the most sought-after disciplines for Uzbekistan students and PhD candidates, whether they are pursuing study programs or short-term internships lasting 2-4 weeks.

The meeting concluded on a hopeful note, with all parties expressing optimism about the future of educational and scientific collaboration between Latvia and Uzbekistan. This visit marks a significant step towards building robust and fruitful relations, promising mutual benefits and the advancement of knowledge and innovation in both countries.

Submitted on: 09/07/2024