As the Chancellery has reported, the President thanked Clinton for her personal involvement and contribution to US-Latvian strategic relations, stressing the key economic dimension of the two countries’ current bilateral affairs, where American investment is significant across various sectors.
Clinton, continuing the theme, remarked that the entry of US firms into Latvia’s financial sector is a strong signal for other investors to get involved, including in the energy sector. She stressed the US has “deep interests” in supporting the Baltic states’ energy independence.
In closing, President Bērziņš also extended an invitation to former president Bill Clinton and first-lady Hilary to visit Latvia in 2018 for the nation’s independence centennial celebration. On her part, Hilary recalled the indelibly positive emotions from her husband’s historic official state visit to Riga two decades ago.
The head-of-state’s agenda also held bilateral talks with Georgia’s government leader Irakli Garibashvili and representatives of the World Jewish Congress.