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29 November 2012

Belarus, Latvia discuss political dialogue in Riga

MINSK, 29 November (BelTA) – The prospects of the Belarus-Latvia political dialogue, trade and economic cooperation and investment opportunities were discussed in Riga on 28 November during a regular round of ministerial consultations between the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Latvia, BelTA learnt from the press service of the Foreign Ministry. The Belarusian delegation was led by Deputy Foreign Minister of Belarus Yelena Kupchina; the Latvian delegation was chaired by Foreign Ministry State Secretary Andris Teikmanis. The parties discussed bilateral and multilateral cooperation, interaction within the framework of international organizations, ways to improve the legal framework for bilateral cooperation and cultural and humanitarian links. They shared views on the current state and prospects of the Belarus-EU dialogue and a number of other matters of the mutual interest. Belarus’ Deputy Foreign Minister visited MTZ Service, the biggest retailer of Belarusian agricultural machines in the Baltic States. Yelena Kupchina met with top managers of the company and discussed efforts to boost the export of Belarusian machinery to Latvia. Yelena Kupchina also visited the Yanka Kupala Belarusian School in Riga.

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