On Thursday, August 26, in Rīga, Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis met the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Latvia, Hu Yeshun within the framework of his introductory visit. During the meeting the sides discussed bilateral relations and economic cooperation between both countries, in particular.
Both officials acknowledged that Latvia-China relations are stable and sustainable, characterised by an active political dialogue, intensive exchange of visits and successful cooperation in the area of education and culture. The Ambassador of China to Latvia admitted that the visit of Prime Minister V.Dombrovskis in May this year was highly appreciated and serves as an important factor in the development of both countries' relations. The Ambassador also stressed that Latvia’s pavilion in World Expo 2010 in Shanghai is an excellent opportunity to introduce China and other countries’ entrepreneurs, as well as potential tourists with Latvia.
Both officials mentioned the development of economic cooperation between Latvia and China as the key priority of bilateral relations. The Prime Minister expressed his hope that a delegation of Chinese entrepreneurs will pay a visit to Latvia soon and mentioned the forthcoming visit of the President of Latvia to China in October. The Prime Minister called for use of Latvia’s ports, logistic centres and other transport infrastructure for transportation of Chinese goods to the EU market, emphasizing the advantages of Latvia and its experience in the area of transport and logistics. Both officials acknowledged the potential of Chinese investors’ activities in Latvia.
At the conclusion of the visit, Prime Minister V.Dombrovskis expressed his conviction about the forthcoming and successful work of the new Ambassador of China in Latvia in developing both countries’ bilateral relations.
The photos of the meeting of the Prime Minister and Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Latvia are available in the photo album of the State Chancellery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/valstskanceleja/sets/72157624810390096/
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