During his visit to Germany, Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kuchinskis met in Düsseldorf with Andre Cooper and other members of the Landtag. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the development of municipalities, forthcoming reforms and economic growth.
To date, Germany is one of Latvia’s most important foreign trade partners, and North Rhine-Westphalia is one of Latvia’s leading investment partners.
According to the President of the Parliament of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia Andre Cooper during the meeting with the Prime Minister of Latvia Maris Kuchinskis, Latvia has made much more significant progress in the implementation of e-government than other countries in the European community.
In his turn, Maris Kuchinskis noted that cooperation with Gütersloh in North Rhine-Westphalia helped Valmiera, where the prime minister had previously held the post of mayor of the city, to develop their economy and achieve to have more jobs in the city than the number of the population.