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Latvian Parliament Speaker Gundars Daudze visits Washington DC

14.07.2010

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Written by: iiGrowth

On May 25, 2010, the speaker of the Latvian Parliament, Gundars Daudze, was in Washington DC.  Speaker Daudze was here as part of an official visit of Nordic and Baltic Parliament speakers to the United States.  While in Washington the speaker visited with House leaders such as Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi; the Foreign Affairs Committee chair, Howard L. Berman; as well as Bill Delahunt, who is a member of the subcommittee on Europe.

On the evening of May 25, Speaker Daudze was a keynote speaker at the Embassy of the Republic of Latvia, where he addressed an audience of Latvian and US citizens on a variety of issues including cooperation in the Baltic- Nordic region in areas such as democratization and energy security, the upcoming elections in Latvia, as well as his desire to promote and strengthen trade between Latvia and the Baltic-Nordic region and the United States.

During the evening event Speaker Daudze took time to congratulate iiGrowth CEO Gustav Plato, for his role in founding the Latvian Chamber of Commerce in the Americas.  He presented Gustav with a special commemorative coin celebrating 20 years of renewed independence for the Republic of Latvia.  Also in attendance were Latvian Chamber CFO, Juris Lazdins; as well as honorary Latvian Chamber member, Latvia’s Ambassador to the United States and Mexico, Andrejs Pildegovics.

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