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13. L.Loginovs, Chief Executive Officer of the Freeport of Riga. Free Port of Riga – One of the Main Points of the Eurasian Trade Route.

Thousands of ships have circumnavigated the Earth for innumerable times, thousands of hours have been spent on the air on our way to business partners, millions of tons of raw materials have been brought to factories, millions of tons of fuel have been burnt, and goods at the value of milliards of dollars have been delivered to our homes.

We try not to reason about this on a daily basis, but when we evaluate our life within a definite period of time, we see how far we have moved away from the moment when we estimated the results of the previous year. For entrepreneurs working in Latvia’s conditions this task is easier to be accomplished, since the markedly seasonal parts of the year come to aid – one realises the benefits of the summer that has passed, or what can be expected from autumn. However, more and more frequently these limits use to vanish in international business, since transactions on Planet Earth take place day and night, every second.

When looking back to the year 2010 in the Freeport of Riga, the conclusion can be made that the year has passed under rather complicated conditions, but however, all-in-all it has been successful. We have survived consolidation of the state budget, recurrent and essential tax increase, we have elected deputies for the Saeima and worked in the sweat of our brow, we have recently declared extraordinary elections, but notwithstanding all this, we are hopefully looking forward to future.

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4. A.Gerasimenko, Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus. Cooperation Between Belarus and Latvia in the Transit Area

Belarus remains one of the most important partners of Latvia in the transit area. Belarusian goods take second place in transit of cargo volumes by rail and transshipment in ports. For our country Latvia with its system of railway communication and advanced port infrastructure was, is and will be one of the most important partners in the market of international transport, including the framework of the Eurasian transport corridor.

Two trans-European transport corridors go through the territory of Belarus, their total length is 1520 km. More than one million transit cargo vehicles are passing them annually.

With a view to increase the attractiveness of the Belarusian directions in the development of the European Union’s trade with Asian countries Belarus is actively working on the establishment of a modern logistics infrastructure. It is planned that it will serve the trade flows in the direction from the EU to Russia, Kazakhstan, and China. Great opportunities of transit potential of the Republic of Belarus are opened by its membership in the Customs Union and the ongoing work on the establishment of a single economic space of Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan.

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2. Hu Yeshun, Ambassador of the PRC. Join Hands to strengthen theVibrant Cooperation between China and Europe.

 The Publishment of the new edition of the book “Latvia- the Heart of the Baltics” is a clear indication that the Eurasian economic cooperations enjoy bright future and have drawn ever-growing attention from the business world. All the participants have been and will continue to be benefitted through the development of cooperation.

The economic cooperation and cultural exchanges between Asia and Europe have a rich history which can be dated back thousands years. Functioning as the international passageway between Asia and Europe, the Eurasia Continental Bridge enjoys many favorable conditions of crossing vast lands, large spaces, and rich natural resources. It has been playing a significant role in developing the complementary economic relations and strengthening the regional cooperation among the countries and regions along the corridor. Sometimes the Eurasia Continental Bridge is called “the New Silk Road” because it is reproducing the brilliance of the ancient Silk Road. The corridor will provide more opportunities for extending and deepening exchanges and cooperation in trade, economy, technology and culture, and further improve the economic development and prosperity of Asia and Europe.

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