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ForMin hosts discussion on cooperation between Lithuania and China in transport sector

Danuta Pavilenene, BC, Vilnius, 28.10.2010.Print version
On October 28, the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosts a discussion entitled "Lithuania and China: the Potential of Transportation and Logistics", which focuses on possibilities for further development of cooperation with China and on making use of the potential of the Lithuanian transportation and logistics, informed BC the Foreign Ministry.

Lithuanian Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Asta Skaisgiryte Liauskiene opens the event. Director of the Economic Security Policy Department of the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Audrius Bruzga moderates the discussion. The participants of the event are discussing the promotion of transit of Chinese-made goods via the Lithuanian territory, possibilities for the establishment of a logistics hub which would receive and distribute Chinese-made goods, and challenges for the Lithuanian business. This seminar is expected to encourage participants to take a fresh look at business opportunities and logistics potential.


At the event, the Baltic Vision Group presents its study entitled "Transport Development in Lithuania: China's Potential" to the participants of the event. The Baltic Vision Group is a non-governmental organization, which was created by a number of London School of Economics and Political Science graduates from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, who came together to give their skills and experience to the development of the Baltic States.


Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Lithuania Arunas Staras, Adviser to the Prime Minister on transport matters Algirdas Sakalys, who is the initiator of the East-West Transport Corridor (EWCT) project, representatives from Klaipeda Container Terminal, Kaunas Airport, other logistics companies and businesses that cooperate with China are also attending the discussion.


During the discussion, participants expect to hear impressions from the ongoing World Expo 2010 in Shanghai. On 25 October, the Lithuania-China economic cooperation forum was held at the Lithuanian Pavilion. The forum was attended by the delegation led by Minister of Transport and Communications of Lithuania Eligijus Masiulis, as well as business representatives.


The discussion is part of the events of the China Days in Lithuania 2010. The Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Lithuania-China Forum are holding these events on 25-31 October.

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