First flight from Tokyo lands in Riga

  • 2009-08-07
  • In cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
RIGA- Head of the Bilateral Relations Directorate, Ambassador Eduards Stiprais metwith the Director of the Europe Division in the Trade Policy Bureau of theMinistry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, Hidehiro Muramatsu on August5. During the meeting, the parties discussed bilateral co-operation between Latvia and Japan, highlighting thepossibilities for expanding economic co-operation.  

During the discussion, Stiprais expressed gratitude for Japan's strongsupport to the organization of direct charter flights, and was hopeful thatsuch flight would be organized also in future providing opportunities fortourists and business people to develop closer contacts.  

Eduards Stiprais spoke about the comparative advantages of the Latvian portsand emphasized opportunities for further development of cooperation in thefields of transit, logistics and engineering industry. 

Japan'sside admitted that further expansion of cooperation between both countries hasa great potential. Japanalso encouraged the continuation of the work on spreading information on Latvia'scomparative advantages to the business community. 

August 4 saw the first ever charter direct flight of Japan Airlines toRiga,with 350 tourists and leading representatives from the Japanese tourismindustry and authorities of Ministry of Economics on board.