High-level delegation led by Prime Minister of Latvia H.E. Mr Maris Kucinskis
visits JNPT Mumbai, November 5, 2017: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust hosted a
high-level delegation led by Prime Minister of Latvia H.E. Mr Maris Kucinskis,
on a 5 day (November 2-6, 2017) visit to India, for business event and
bilateral meetings. The delegation visited the port on Saturday, November 4,
2017, meeting senior officials of JN Port to see the Port facilities and share
their experiences and global best practices, says a release.
Deputy Chairman, Shri Neeraj Bansal,IRS, JNPT welcomed Latvian
delegation headed by Prime Minister Mr Maris Kucinskis. The delegation was
taken for a detailed port tour to showcase the port operations and various
‘Ease of doing business initiatives’ implemented. Further in the meeting, Shri
Bansal apprised the delegation about the strategic and customer-oriented
SagarMala initiative of the Government of India to modernize India's Ports to
contribute to India's growth. He also gave brief presentation on the salient
features of the port and expressed his keen desire to strengthen bilateral
trade relations with the two countries.
Prime Minister of Latvia H.E. Mr Maris Kucinskis said, “Our
relationship with India has started far earlier approximately 1000 years ago.
This visit is going to be a turning point in the relationship between the two
countries. We have developed facilities for storage and food and already
started food processing units in Latvia by having joint venture with Indian
partner. We are focussing on transport and logistics. Importance of building
direct link and establishing direct contact through ports will establish close
relations between two countries”.
The Latvian delegates presented their excellent capabilities in Global
EXIM trade by being the Gateway to Russia Scandinavia and CIS states through their
Earlier during their 5-day visit, the Latvian Prime Minister Mr
Kucinskis met with Honourable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and other
senior Cabinet Ministers.