On Tuesday, September 14, in Rīga, Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis and the U.S. Ambassador to Latvia Judith Garber and Director of the U.S. Defence Logistics Agency Alan Thompson opened the Industry Days, involving more than 100 companies of different sectors from the whole Latvia.
In his address, the Prime Minister emphasized that Latvia along with the U.S. cooperation partners has been working on non-military cargo transit for almost a year and one of the success factors is a significant role of Latvia in the Northern Distribution Network. The Prime Minister mentioned that the capacity of Latvia’s infrastructure allows an increase in cargo volume. V.Dombrovskis acknowledged that in the future this route will be developed as a route for commercial cargo between Europe and Central Asia/Middle East.
The Prime Minister expressed his gratitude to Vice Admiral Alan Thompson, the U.S. Embassy, the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for their contribution to organizing the Industry Days. The good performance is confirmed by large participation of businesses in the event, representing the food industry, construction, trade of household and office goods, as well as other sectors. ”The Industry Days are important for Latvian producers because they will provide an opportunity to learn about procurement procedures of the U.S. government and demonstrate their price and quality competitiveness”, said V.Dombrovskis.
In conclusion of his address, the Prime Minister expressed the hope that the Industry Days will enhance sustainable competitiveness providing new and tangible results in the U.S. –Latvia partnership.
The photos of participation of the Prime Minister in the Industry Days are available in the Internet photo album of the State Chancellery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/valstskanceleja/sets/72157624828424391/
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