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'Three Seas' summit set for Latvia in 2022

A high profile international event will take place in Latvia next year, President Egils Levits confirmed July 8.

Speaking in Sofia, Bulgaria, at this year's Three Seas Summit and Business Forum, Levits said Rīga will be the venue for next year's event.

The aim of the Three Seas Summit and Business Forum is to promote direct cooperation for implementation of 3SI transport, energy and digital networks projects.

President Levits thanked Bulgaria for all the hard effort that went into organising the Three Seas Summit on July 7, saying: "The Three Seas Initiative is an important geopolitical and economic tool, which will boost the connectivity between the 12 participating EU member states located around the Baltic, Adriatic and the Black Sea. The United States of America, European Commission and Germany, our strategic partners, have an important role to play in facilitating the implementation of agreed transport, digital  and energy infrastructure projects."

More information about what Latvia can expect will be revealed at a press conference scheduled for July 9. Meanwhile you can watch Levits' address at this year's event below, in which he described the Three Seas as a "politically inspired but commercially driven initiative." 

 

The Three Seas Initiative was founded on 25 August 2016 during the first Three Seas Summit in Croatia by 12 European Union member states:  Latvia, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. The United States of America, Germany and the European Commission have joined the initiative as partners. There have already been five such summits: in Croatia, Poland, Romania, Slovenia and Estonia. The sixth, this year’s summit, is hosted by Bulgaria.

For more information about the Three Seas Initiative, go to: https://3seas.eu/

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