Belarus, Latvia set up business cooperation council
Belarus and Latvia have set up a business cooperation council. The relevant protocol was signed at a session of the fourth Belarus-Latvia intergovernmental commission for economic and sci-tech cooperation on October 17, BelTA informs.
The document was signed by Chairman of the Union of Non-Commercial Organizations Belarusian Confederation of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (BCIE) Anatoly Kharlap and President of the Latvian Confederation of Employers Vitaly Gavrilov. Belarusian businessman Yuri Chizh and Latvian Kirov Lipman became co-chairpersons of the council. The council included 30 members (15 from the each side).
According to Kirov Lipman, the council was set up for businessmen of the two countries to unite the efforts for operational and high-quality attraction of investments to the state, develop common interests in all areas of the economy. Among the most important issues is transport, hauls, logistics and privatization of companies.
The first session of the council is supposed to take place in Riga on November 12, 2008.