On 18th July, 2014, Latvia was visited by General Director of the National Agency for Scientific Research of Libya, Professor Nureddine Ashammakhi. Professor Ashammaki came to Latvia because of his big interest in the Latvian unique method of treating cancer - virotherapy, he also visited various medical centers and institutes, where he met with scientists. Professor Ashammaki was pleasantly surprised by the infrastructure of Latvian medical centers and institutions, a variety of ongoing medical and pharmaceutical projects, as well as some scientific areas, which develops particularly rapidly. At the end of the visit, on the initiative of Professor Nureddine Ashammakhi, a memorandum on development of cooperation in the fields of science, medical tourism and pharmaceuticals was signed between the National Agency for Scientific Research of Libya, Latvian Academy of Sciences, Latvian Virotherapy Center and Latvian Medical Export Association. Memorandum presents the starting point for the possible future cooperation between Latvia and Libya in the field of medicine and science.