Latvia & the U.S.: building bridges across a changing landscape

May 26, 2016

On 26 May, the Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA) organized a presentation of the book and public discussion on Latvia-US cooperation in the realms of security and defense in the Hotel Bergs. It gathered such experts as the State Secretary of the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Andrejs Pildegovičs, Leo Michel from the Atlantic Council, a US think tank, and the President of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Aigars Rostovskis.

Printed book was be available for free during the book presentation on May 26. The electronic version is published on the LIIA webpageL Experts who have authored the new collection of articles on Latvian-US relations, offered by the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, not only highlight both countries' strategic cooperation on security issues but also call for greater attention to economics and the role of the diaspora. The publication assesses the achievements of the last four years and offers recommendations for the future.

The book also contains article "TTIP on the Horizon: A View on Prospects for Developing Economic Relations between Latvia and US" (page 144) by Liga Smildzina-Bertulsone, Executive Director & Board Member of AmCham Latvia.

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