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.