London’s Lord Mayor pleased with Latvia’s EU Presidency initiatives

  • 2014-09-24
  • From wire reports, RIGA

The visiting Lord Mayor of London Fiona Woolf said during a meeting with Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics on Sept. 22 that she had a high opinion of Latvia's priorities, the successful implementation of which was also important to the companies of the City of London, reports LETA.

Rinkevics emphasized the successful cooperation between Riga and the City of London, which jointly organized a business forum in Londonin 2012, Latvian financial sector officials' opportunities for on-the-job training in the City of London, and the work on future joint ventures.

He also informed Woolf about the priorities of Latvia during the country's presidency at the Council of the European Union next year - growth and competitiveness of the EU, making use of the digital potential for the EU's growth, increasing the EU's profile at the international arena.

The officials agreed on the importance of digital affairs, including the continuing work on cyber security.

Woolf and a delegation accompanying the Lord Mayor of London arrived in Latvia to meet with representatives from the Foreign Ministry, Economy Ministry, Finance Ministry, Financial and Capital Market Commission, Bank of Latvia and other institutions.

The Lord Mayor of London traditionally visits all EU member states that are about to assume the presidency of the EU Council.