The mayor of the capital of Latvia: Riga, it is important to maintain good relations with Moscow


RIGA, October 29. /Corr. Maria Ivanova/. The capital of Latvia, it is important to maintain good relations with Moscow. This was stated by the mayor of Riga nil Ushakov after the meeting with the head of the Department for external economic and international relations of Moscow Sergei Cheremin, on the occasion of the beginning of the days of Moscow in Riga.

“For us it is extremely important that in Riga there pass Days of Moscow. Now in the relations between the EU and Russia crisis, but it will end sooner or later. It is extremely important to maintain friendly relations between the cities, because, when the crisis is over, we want to be the first to return to the Russian market. We also want to see Russian businessmen who will continue to work on the Riga and Latvian markets,” said Ushakov reporters following the talks.

From Cheremin stressed that cooperation between cities is needed to develop in all spheres, including in the fields of transport, economy, tourism, culture and environment. “We are interested in the experience of Riga in creation of Parking spaces in the development of public transport. Riga is one of the most environmentally advanced cities of Europe. This modern trolleybuses, trams and buses. Our cooperation is very important in the field of waste recycling and urban governance, in the creation of public spaces, reconstruction of parks. It is also cooperation in the field of culture, exchange of youth delegations and school. All these aspects will only strengthen our ties,” he said.

The Ambassador of Russia in Latvia Alexander Veshnyakov in his turn, stressed that the friendship and cooperation between Riga and Moscow contribute to a crisis in relations between the EU and Russia has ended faster.

In Riga on Thursday the Days of Moscow. Until October 31, the residents will be able to visit various exhibitions, concerts and performances. Representatives from the business community expects the forum “Moscow – Riga 2015. New growth opportunities”, which will be discussed issues of bilateral partnership and investment attraction in the economy of both capitals.

Last Days of Moscow in Riga was conducted in 2011.