On June 7, Paul Brummell CMG, the British Ambassador to Latvia, and Aldis Celms, the Embassy's Business Development Adviser, visited the Institute of horticulture.
During the visit, the Director of the Institute Inese Ebele, and the leading researchers Edīte Kaufmane, Sarmīte Strautiņa, Laila Ikase, and Gunārs Lācis presented the work of the Institute, about which the Ambassador showed deep interest.
The Ambassador expressed satisfaction with the Institute of Horticulture's cooperation with British scientific institutions and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and was positively surprised by the large number of fruit varieties selected in the UK in the Institute of Horticulture (more than 30 raspberry and blackcurrant varieties).
Interesting discussions also arose during the tasting of the institute's products and the extensive collection of lilac. At the end of the meeting, Mr Brummel expressed the hope that the Institute of Horticulture's co-operation with Great Britain will continue.
In the picture (from the right): Inese Ebele, Paul Brummel, Edīte Kaufmane, Gunārs Lācis and Laila Ikase.