RIGA, Dec 7 (LETA) – Latvia and Japan pointed at the necessity to cooperate in higher education and science, said Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) and Hirofumi Nakasone, the head of the Latvian-Japanese parliamentary cooperation group, during their meeting on Thursday.The prime minister’s office reported that Kucinskis during his visit to Tokyo on Thursday met with the Latvian-Japanese parliamentary cooperation group representatives. Latvia and Japan agreed on political matters regarding cooperation in international organizations, adding that there is a great potential for economic cooperation.Kucinskis underscored that he had arrived on a visit to Japan with a delegation of business representatives who represent companies operating in new technologies. Kucinskis informed the Japanese lawmakers on Rail Baltica project that is of great importance for Europe, especially the Baltic states, and energy policy. During the meeting Japanese lawmakers underscored that Latvian ports are the central transport and logistics hub in the Baltic region and is of strategic importance. Both parties commended this year’s convention on the avoidance of double taxation that will soon come into force and promote economic cooperation.As reported, Kucinskis' visit to Japan will continue through December 9. Kucinskis will later have meetings with Japanese Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister Keiichi Ishii, Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko, and members of Latvian-Japanese parliamentary cooperation group.Kucinskis will also participate in forums on Latvian-Japanese economic cooperation development, organized by Japan External Trade Organization and the Fintech Center of Tokyo (FINOLAB). He will meet with the heads of several Japanese business associations and major companies.
Published: 07.12.2017 10:23