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Latvia offers Belarus an agreement project on cooperation in the field of transport and logistics

On March 2 and 3, Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Latvia, Uldis Reimanis, went on a working visit to Minsk, Belarus, where he handed an agreement project between two countries in the field of transport and logistics to the Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Belarus, Alexey Avramenko.

During the visit, the officials discussed current issues between Latvia and Belarus in the sector of transport and logistics.

“Latvia and Belarus has a common vision on bilateral cooperation and partnership which could provide integrated intermodal chain of logistic connections in order to realize and facilitate the movement of a new cargo flow between Europe and Asia,” Minister Talis Linkaits emphasized in a agreements cover letter.

An agreement on cooperation between the two countries in the field of transport and logistics, elaborated by the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Latvia together with representatives of the industry, could be signed during the planned visit of the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko to Latvia. The agreement project includes offers from Latvian business partners to Belarusian partners in all areas of transport, including a competitive offer to use Latvian port infrastructure to secure oil supplies to Belarus and to increase Belarusian export goods flow.

During the visit, Uldis Reimanis also met with Anatoly Gusarov, General Manager of Belavia, the Belarusian national airline, to discuss the prospects for the development of regional flights between Belarus and Latvia, taking advantage of Liepaja Airport.

Uldis Reimanis was accompanied by Elina Luca, Director, Coordination of International Cooperation Projects department at the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Latvia as well as Uldis Hmielevskis, Deputy CEO, Liepaja Special Economic Zone.