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Ministry: Latvian companies have unused potential in exploring Spain’s market

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RULatvian companies have unused potential in exploring Spain’s market. This is why the opening of direct flight connectivity between Riga and Madrid could open up new opportunities for business and tourism, says Latvian Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkevics.

On Tuesday, 25 April, Rinkevics met in Madrid with Spain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Alfonso Maria Dastis Quecedo. The two officials discussed mutual relations between the two countries, including cooperation in defence, economic cooperation and matters associated with the European Union.

Latvian foreign affairs minister thanked Spain for its participation in Canadian-led NATO battalion in Latvia and the presence of Spanish air forces in the patrolling of Baltic airspace, the ministry notes.

The two ministers discussed matters associated with the European Union, including Brexit, the single market and international relations.

Latvian Foreign Affairs Ministry notes that Rinkevics expressed satisfaction with Rome Summit, which provided a strict position in regards to 27 EU member states and their desire to develop the EU project. «It is positive that Rome declaration once again voiced support to the European Union as a union of values. European leaders should report more about EU’s accomplishments made to benefit European residents,» Rinkevics said.

The minister emphasized the need to maintain what has been accomplished so far in EU integration and achieve full support from member states for EU’s future development with an emphasis on Brexit. During the discussion, both sides touched upon topics related to EU’s energy policy, international trade and policies of EU’s neighbours.

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