The parties also agreed that until the end of the year there will be a meeting of historians of both countries.
Augulis emphasized that Russia has always been an important partner of Latvia in the sphere of economy. "Despite the fact that the meeting with Russian partners in the format of the IPC takes place after a four year hiatus, in a number of areas of cooperation between the two countries remained active. Practical cooperation continued in areas such as border control, transport, migration, culture, etc.," said co-chair of the Commission.
Today at the meeting they discussed a wide range of issues, and a number of them agreed. According to Augulis, the first question, which failed to agree on the development of trade and economic cooperation. The second question related to transport and transit. "Everything in this area is positive given the fact that the growing volume of road transport," - said the Minister.
At the sitting of the intergovernmental Commission the sides agreed to ensure the continuity of transportation between Latvia and Russia. By the end of this year it is planned to sign the agreement on direct international rail transport. As reported by augulis, Latvia the Treaty is already agreed and ready to sign as soon as this is ready.2.*
Also Latvia and Russia have agreed to strengthen cooperation in the field of container transportation from China to Europe using the infrastructure of both countries. Augulis urged Russia to actively use it to send their cargo to Latvian ports.
The other blocks discussed issues concerned cross-border cooperation and cooperation in the humanitarian field, including the end of this year it is planned to organize a meeting of Latvian and Russian historians, La discussion important for both countries to matters of history.
Commission co-Chairman from the Russian side, transport Minister Maxim Sokolov told journalists that the signed Protocol of the meeting of the IGC is the answer to the question about the situation in the cooperation of both countries in the sphere of economic and social Affairs.
"Trade statistics indicate the resumption and development of international economic relations. Also within the IPC we agreed on further joint steps," - said the Russian Minister
The previous meeting of the Latvian-Russian intergovernmental Commission was held in November 2013 in Moscow.