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About Diplomatic Club  

The priority of economic interests in the partnership between the two countries favors the development of the stronger social, economic and political cooperation in the world. This process has very important role in the economic diplomacy.
 Pavol Baranay  President of Club 2008-2010.

Diplomatic Economic Club – is a unique association where people from different countries are to find a common language and contribute to the development of contacts between businessmen of the countries they represent.

1997 — the beginning of the formation of the idea of creating a club, the establishment of internal interactions in the club on the basis of international exhibitions in Riga, periodic meetings.
In 2003, 20 September, there was founded an informal association «Diplomatic Economic Club» by a group of diplomats (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Belarus), which was based on international experience and practice of foreign trade and economic diplomatic missions

One of the club goals is an additional opportunity to consolidate business dialogue with employers, professional associations and other organizations, as well as expanding of the understanding of the economic potential in Latvia.

The mutual understanding is happening through the communication between people. Since 2005, the Club was joined by entrepreneurs, business owners. Currently, the Diplomatic Economic Club brings together diplomats on the economic issues, entrepreneurs, scientists. The members of the Club are representatives from Latvia, Switzerland, Lithuania, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Morocco, Finland, Austria, Hungary, Russia, Sri Lanka, Spain, etc., more than 30 countries.

There is a high level of intercommunication, the Club members are informed about events and meetings, and by the annual tradition they gather together for a meeting at the beginning of February.

The club regularly hosts meetings with the business community in Latvia, ambassadors of foreign countries and scientists. There are organized visits to enterprises in Latvia. Meetings with local governments, representatives of the state bodies in Latvia. Theme nights. Meetings and acquaintance of the latest Latvian companies are happening in exhibitions, conferences at the International Exhibition Center Kipsala, Riga.

Club – these are people with different interests. The club strengthens mutual understanding and friendship between people of different nations, which happens through the culture of communication: meetings with families, trips on weekend, etc.

The club takes part in official events, conferences and is open to cooperation with interested organizations.

1997 :: the beginning of the formation of the idea of creating a club, the establishment of internal interactions in the club on the basis of international exhibitions in Riga, periodic meetings.
09/20/2003 :: Approval of «Diplomatic Economic Club».
08/30/2004 :: The first access to the Internet of the prototype of the Club website

Presidents since the foundation of the Club

    Thomas Castrel   Thomas Castrel 2017-2020
Counselor of the Embassy of Belgium for Flanders
since 2020 Honorary president, vice president
  Dawid Tomaszewski Dawid Tomaszewski 2013 -2016
2007-2016 Second Secretary of the Embassy of Poland
    Cornelis J. Groeneveld Cornelis J. Groeneveld 2011 -2013
2008-2013 Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Netherlands  
    Rekasi Janos  Rekasi Janos 2010 -2011
2007-2011 Counselor of the Embassy of Hungary
    Pavol Baranay Pavol Baranay 2008 -2010
2007-2010 Second Secretary of the Embassy of Slovakia
    Viktor Borecky  Viktor Borecky 2007
2002-2004 First Secretary of the Embassy of Slovakia  
    Kubiznak Ladislav  Kubiznak Ladislav 2004 -2007
1999-2009 Director Czech Trade in the Baltic countries
    Tikhonov Evgeny Tikhonov Evgeny Honorary President
1997- 2005 Commercial Counselor of the Embassy of the Russia  

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Rostislav Karpinsky
1999-2004 Counselor of the Embassy of Poland  
Members of Club
      Austria   Azerbaijan  Bangladesh   Belgium   Belarus   Canada   China   Czech   Denmark   Estonia   Finland   France   Georgia   Hungary   Ireland   Italy   Kazakhstan   Latvia  Lithuania    Moldova   Netherlands   Norway   Philippines   Poland   Romania   Russia  Slovak   Spain   Sweden   Swiss   Turkey   UK   Ukraine   UAE   USA   Uzbekistan

Board, Council of Club
    Thomas Castrel
 Thomas Castrel
vice president
General Representative of Flanders, Belgium Flemish government, department chancellery and foreign affairs
  Oleksandr Sirenko
Oleksandr Sirenko
Vice-president of Club, First Secretary Embassy of the Ukraine
   Oleg Butenko
 Oleg Butenko
Vice-president, members of Board of Club
  Andrey Pavlov
Andrey Pavlov
  Members of Council of Club

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