I wish you a healthy and prosperous 2020
Dear friends of the Diplomatic Economic Club,
Happy New Year!
And while I wish you a healthy and prosperous 2020!
The start of a new year is always a good moment to look back. In 2019, the club organized a number of excellent meetings with diplomats and business representatives.
For me personally, it was a pleasure to host the ambassador of my country Belgium to talk about the relations with Latvia and his work as ambassador.
2019 will go into history as a year of protests, Brexit and increasing trade barriers. For those who work in business and those who assist entrepreneurs as economic diplomats this is looked upon as bad news.
International trade and investment allow societies to prosper: it brings jobs and capital. Let us therefore continue to facilitate and talk to each other through the small instrument of the Diplomatic Economic Club.
Let 2020 be yet another year of interesting and useful meetings in our club house!
President of the Diplomatic Economic Club in Riga