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Celebrating Cultural Connections: FIA-New England’s Meeting With Latvia’s Leaders And The Stories Of A Journalist’s Latvian Sojourn

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The executive delegation from the Foundation for Indian Americans (FIA-New England), headquartered in Boston, recently had a significant rendezvous during Spotlight Latvia 2023 at the Westin Hotel in Boston. They met with Latvia’s 11th President, Mr. Edgars Rinkēvičs, the former Prime Minister and current Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš, and U.S. Ambassador Christopher Robinson, joined by their Latvian-American counterparts. Abhishek Singh, the President of FIA-New England, spearheaded this encounter.

In a warm and respectful gesture, the delegation warmly welcomed and honored President Edgars and his officials by presenting flags symbolizing the USA, Latvia, and India, alongside the spiritual masterpiece, the Bhagavad Gita.

Sandeep Asija, a prominent figure in the business world and a stalwart supporter of the community, anticipated promising prospects for growth in trade, commerce, and tourism among the United States, Latvia, and India. The FIA-NE executive team, led by Anand Sharma, Nikunj Doshi, Ashutosh Acharya, and Ankit Loonia, played a pivotal role in facilitating this significant exchange of ideas and possibilities.

In closing, Jay Kumar, reporter and Editor of, who was on hand to cover this news, couldn’t help but reminisce about his own visit to Latvia a few years back. He fondly recalled his appreciation for Riga Black Balsam, one of Latvia’s renowned drinks, and the delightful coffee he savored at the Tīrs miers coffee roastery, not far from the charming town of Gulbene. Additionally, Jay shared his enchanting experience strolling along Albert Street, celebrated for its exquisite Art Nouveau architecture. Jay also had the privilege of exploring St. Peter’s Church in Riga, a medieval Lutheran church that proudly stands as the tallest church in Riga. From its vantage point, one can revel in breathtaking views of the Old Town with its iconic red rooftops, making it a must-visit destination. Paldies! Un Jay-Ho!

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