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Kraslava (Latvia) became the twin town of Gorki (Belarus)

Latvia’s Kraslava has become a twin town of the Belarusian town Gorki. The town twinning agreement was signed during the 2nd Latvian-Belarusian Forum of Twin Towns in Daugavpils on 17-18 May.

According to the Chairman of Gorki district executive committee Igor Makar, who signed the document on Belarus’ behalf, cooperation with towns and regions of Latvia gives an opportunity to advance Belarusian products to the Latvian market, which makes part of the European Union. The issue of efficient mutual use of the potential of the EU and the Customs Union markets was discussed during the forum.

According to the Chairman of Gorki district executive committee, interregional cooperation makes the basis of the Belarusian-Latvian economic partnership. During the Forum, both the authorities and businessmen of the Belarusian and Latvian regions showed mutual interest in promoting the cooperation potential.

Alongside with the plenary meeting of the forum, the Latvian city hosted exhibitions of the Belarusian and Latvian goods. Belarusian companies brought their products, including foodstuffs, to Daugavpils. The residents of the city as well as participants of the Latvian delegation showed great interest in the Belarusian goods.

The 2nd Latvian-Belarusian forum was organised by the Daugavpils Duma, the Union of Self-Administration of Latvia, the society to promote Latvian-Belarusian economic relations, the Belarusian civil organization Twin Towns in association with the Ministry of Environment and Regional Development of Latvia, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Latvia, the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Embassy of Latvia in Belarus, the diplomatic mission of Belarus in Latvia, the Consulate General of Latvia in Vitebsk, the Consulate General of Belarus in Daugavpils.

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