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Ministry: Russia does not oppose Latvia’s and China’s cooperation in transport field

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RURussia does not oppose Latvia’s and China’s cooperation in the transport field, as announced by Foreign Affairs Ministry’s state secretary Andrejs Pildegovics at the meeting of the Saeima Long-term Development Committee.

During the committee’s discussion of Latvia’s economic cooperation with China, Saeima deputy Janis Dombrava asked whether or not Russia puts any obstacles for planned transports of cargoes from China to Latvia. Pildegovics said that neither Latvia nor China currently experience any signs of opposition or interference coming from Russia.

He also added that Latvia and Russia both try to find common ground when it comes to important economic matters. In addition, the two countries plan to sign a new railway cooperation agreement within the next couple of weeks. The two countries also closely cooperate in the field of crime combating.

«Latvia and Russia try to cooperate on different matters. Nevertheless, Latvia will not change its position in regards to Crimea and Donbass,» – Pildegovics emphasized.

As previously reported, the role of the coordinator of transports and logistics of the 16+1 format has provided Latvia with the right to organize important events as part of the 16+1 format – the fifth summit of member states, which will take pace in autumn, and the first meeting of ministers, which took place in May. During the ministers’ meeting, it was agreed that it is necessary to establish faster information exchange and strengthen intergovernmental cooperation, work on the development of the transport corridor between China and Europe.

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