23.09.2009 [News]

Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis and Prime Minister of Georgia, Nika Gilauri, Emphasize the Necessity to Strengthen Economic Co-operation

On September 16, Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis held a meeting with the Prime Minister of Georgia, Nika Gilauri during his official visit to Latvia.

During the visit, the heads of Governments recognized the development of political relations of Latvia and Georgia in both, bilateral and multilateral co-operation forms.

Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis shakes hands with the Prime Minister of Georgia, Nika Gilauri

Both, V.Dombrovskis and N.Gilauri shared the similar opinion on the necessity to foster economic relations among entrepreneurs of both countries. The heads of Governments were convinced that this visit will give an impetus for the development of co-operation projects and increase in mutual investments. The first meeting of the Inter-governmental Commission on Economic, Industrial, Scientific and Technical Cooperation is taking place within the framework of the visit, as well as business forum attended by 59 Latvian and 14 Georgian companies. The sides discussed the co-operation of Georgia and the European Union, the initiative of Eastern Partnership, sharing Latvia’s experience in the area of reforms, as well as the development aid to Georgia. V.Dombrovskis admitted that Georgia is one of the priority countries for Latvia within the context of development co-operation. Latvia will continue to support closer relations of Georgia and European Union the most important stage being - start-up of negotiations on the Free Trade Agreement. The Prime Ministers discussed also the co-operation of the countries within the framework of international organizations.

During the meeting the sides discussed also the energy security issues, including the possible implementation of projects within the framework of the Eastern Partnership of the European Union.

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Zanda Šadre
Communications Department
E-mail: zanda.sadre@mk.gov.lv

source: website of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia