Kariņš highlights the need to promote good neighbourly relations with Belarus
Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš paid working visit to Minsk on 16 January. The Prime Minister met with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and Prime Minister Sergey Rumas within the framework of the visit. The officials discussed a number of issues relating to bilateral cooperation, including the promotion of economic cooperation in the fields of transport and logistics, environmental protection, as well as preparations for the upcoming visit of the President of Belarus to Latvia. Belarus's cooperation with the European Union and NATO was also discussed during the negotiations.
“Latvia and Belarus enjoy good and diverse neighbourly relations. It is important for us that Belarus is an independent, economically strong and stable country,” stressed K. Kariņš at the meeting with senior officials of Belarus.
In the light of the fact that the 2021 World Ice Hockey Championship will be held in Rīga and Minsk, the Prime Ministers of Latvia and Belarus - the Chairs of the Action Committees of both parties, discussed in a separate session the preparations for the championship.
The Prime Minister and his Belarusian colleague visited the Great Stone Industrial Park to assess the opportunities for enhanced cooperation in the field of developing Eurasian transport corridors and using the Latvian transit infrastructure to handle cargoes of the Great Stone Industrial Park.
During his visit to Belarus Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš was accompanied by Chief of the State Border Guard, General Guntis Pujāts, Chairman of the Board of the Latvian Ice Hockey Federation Aigars Kalvītis, Vice-President of the Latvian Ice Hockey Federation and Secretary General Viesturs Koziols and Latvian Ice Hockey Federation Sports Director Edgars Buncis.
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