31 October 2011, Monday, 11:27

Bashkir businessmen are paying a visit to Latvia

author: Timur Rakhmatullin

The delegation of Bashkir businessmen, headed by the chairman of “The Support of Russia” Bashkir division Denis Musin, is staying in Latvia from October 28 to November 2 and this visit is held within the frames of the motor raid “Bashkortostan-Europe-2011” with the visits to Latvia, Estonia, Germany, Poland and Byelorussia. The project is held with the assistance of the state committee RB for UNESCO Affairs within the frames of the Year for consolidation of international accord in the Republic, the 20th anniversary of Russia's independence and the 125th anniversary from the day of manufacturing the first car in Germany.

As the regional division of “The Support of Russia” reports, Bashkir businessmen intend to activate contacts with Latvia, searching for the business partners in this Baltic state. The businessmen from Bashkortostan intend to inspect several Latvian enterprises, specializing in woodworking and construction, some educational institutions, the Dumas of Riga and Elgava, the Latvian agency for investments and development and local tourist companies. The businessmen will also meet the representatives of local Bashkir-Tatar diaspora.

The chairman of the state committee for UNESCO Affairs RB and the director of the Russian Builders Association Representative Office in Latvia Rina Khamitova has told that our Republic intends to earn at the expense of innovational productions, intensely developing Republican agricultural and woodworking complexes. According to her the President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov invites all investors and intends to keep close contacts with every businessman personally on all stages of their projects.

She has also reported that the official visit of Latvian delegation to Bashkortostan is expected in the beginning of 2012 and further development of trade-economic relations as well as development of new forms of cooperation will be under discussion.

For the first half of 2011 the trade circulation between Bashkortostan and Latvia has made up 1,3 billion dollars, including 1,1 billion for transit of Bashkir chemicals to other countries. The export of Latvian goods to Bashkortostan is rather small – just about 200 thousand dollars for the first six months of 2011.