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29 Nov 2018

Regions of Belarus, Latvia sign four partnership agreements

Regions of Belarus, Latvia sign four partnership agreements

VITEBSK, 29 November (BelTA) – Interregional cooperation between Vitebsk Oblast and Latvian regions has been gaining momentum. Another four agreements were signed at the Belarus-Latvia Business Forum on 29 November to add to the 31 existing agreements, BelTA has learned.

Partnership agreements were signed between Sharkovshchina District and Aizkraukle Municipality, Verkhnedvinsk District and Dagda Municipality, Gorodok District and Amata Municipality, Glubokoye District and Incukalns Municipality.

Apart from that, the intent of expanding cooperation was documented by the heads of the sport and tourism department of the Vitebsk Oblast Executive Committee and the Latvian Office of Euroregion "Country of Lakes", the Vitebsk Oblast Union of Employers and the Daugavpils Club of Entrepreneurs and Business People Anchor, the Vitebsk Oblast Marketing Center and the Society for Promotion of Latvian-Belarusian Economic Relations, Vitebsk State Technological University and Daugavpils University.

Vitebsk is hosting the Belarus-Latvia Business Forum. A special status of this economic event was emphasized by Vitebsk Oblast Governor Nikolai Sherstnev. “The event gives an opportunity to towns and districts of Vitebsk Oblast, state-run and private companies to meet and discuss cooperation prospects, forge new contacts with partners from Latvian regions,” the governor said.

The governor thanked diplomats of the Latvian Embassy and the Consulate for bringing a great number of Latvian delegates to the forum. Taking part in the event were local self-governance delegations from 21 Latvian regions as well as 34 business delegations representing a great number of economic sectors, like transport, logistics, wood processing, manufacturing, textile industry and tourism. “We can efficiently complement each other in all these sectors. We are determined to achieve results; we need to team up to find new solutions and implement projects anticipating the future. From our side, we are ready to provide the necessary support for suggested investment projects,” Nikolai Sherstnev said.

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