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Prime Minister asks ambassadors to support Latvia’s entry of the Eurozone

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Valdis Dombrovskis

On Monday, July 30, when addressing Latvian ambassadors abroad, Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis asked them to bet on the development of Latvia’s economy (improving the attraction of foreign investments and the increase of the volume of Latvian export goods) as well as creating international support for Latvia’s entry of the Eurozone.

«Everything Latvia managed to achieve to overcome the crisis and the steady goal to introduce Euro in 2013 is evident that the stability of Latvia’s economy is now restored and we will continue to strengthen it even further. This is a very notable advantage for investors and partners, an advantage that distinguishes Latvia from many other European countries. It is also used in foreign affairs to its maximum to attract new investments, help Latvian businessmen to access new export markets and expand the current ones. This will stimulate the development of our country’s economy and the increase of the welfare of our citizens,»- the Prime Minister said.

He also addressed Latvian ambassadors, asking them to work actively to ensure the support of every possible EU country in letting Latvia join the Eurozone, says the Prime Minister’s Press-Secretary Mārtiņš Panke.

The evaluation of Latvia’s competitiveness, compiled after the order of the government, will be presented to the ambassadors and will give a detailed image on Latvia’s advantages in the economic dimension. «Manufacturing and export have become our main engine. Therefore, it is also the responsibility of our embassies to support Latvian businessmen that are already or are planning on entering markets of specific countries. It is especially important to ensure active cooperation between the economic diplomats of the Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Latvian Investment and Development Agency,»- the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister also reported that the resolution of the demographic problem is on the top of the government’s list of priorities. This also means that the Foreign Service has a very important role in keeping in contact with Latvian communities abroad. This responsibility includes actively informing those Latvians about available opportunities, especially work opportunities, and offering language support and culture preservation services.

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