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Russia, Latvia Can Cooperate Closely, Shoulder to Shoulder - Transport Minister

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Russia and Latvia can cooperate closely, working side by side, Latvia's Transport Minister and Russia-Latvia intergovernmental commission co-chairman Uldis Augulis said Sunday.

RIGA (Sputnik) — On August 15, a meeting of the Russian-Latvian intergovernmental commission took place in Riga after a four-year-long hiatus.

"Each country has to think about how its economy is developing. We [Russia and Latvia] see that we can work together, shoulder to shoulder," Augulis said in an interview with the Baltkom radio broadcaster.

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The minister added that Riga and Moscow authorities should maintain close contact to successfully cooperate.

The Russian-Latvian intergovernmental commission was established in 2007, with the commission's meeting earlier this August being the first since 2013.

Earlier in August, Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis at a meeting with Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said that Latvia was interested in developing constructive cooperation with Russia in border protection, migration, customs and transport.

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