NDPTL Regional Network and its Extension towards Asia

A seminar welcomed by Tālis Linkaits, Minister of Transport of Latvia, and dedicated to the railway connections between Europe and Asia was held in Riga back-to-back with the NDPTL SC Meeting.

On 12 March 2019 a number of state officials and representatives from the railway companies from the Northern Dimension region gathered in Riga in order to discuss the challenges and opportunities brought together with the development of the new emerging trade routes between Asia and Europe.

Mr. Tālis Linkaits, Minister of Transport of Latvia, underlined the importance of dialogue not only between different countries, but between state and private sector as well.

Railway companies from Latvia, Finland, Poland, Russia and Lithuania together with the state officials from all NDPTL countries shared their opinions on the development of the new routes towards Asia, in particular the OBOR Initiative of China, their own role in that development and listened to the China´s view, expressed by Mr. Lin Tao, General Director of the Representation Office of China Harbour Engineering Company, Ltd.

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