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Dombrovskis and US Ambassador Garber visit Riga Airport to inspect cargo plane to Afghanistan

Alla Petrova, BC, Riga, 03.05.2012.Print version
Today, Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis (Unity) and U.S. Ambassador to Latvia Judith Garber visited the Riga International Airport to inspect the plane that ensures cargo transportation to Afghanistan, LETA was informed by the State Chancellery.

Judith Garber and Valdis Dombrovskis at Riga Airport, 3.05.2012. Photo:

"Latvia is the leading partner of the Northern Distribution Network, transporting non-military cargo to Afghanistan by air and land. The country is currently working on ensuring cargo transportation from Afghanistan when NATO will reduce its presence there. Cargo transportation services not only benefit Latvia's economy, but also ensure the country's contribution to the alliance's common goals," said Dombrovskis.


Cargo transit to Afghanistan was on also on the agenda during the prime minister's U.S. visit last summer.


As reported, regular air cargo transportation to Afghanistan was launched in April. Two to three flights (with around 100 tons of cargo each) are performed each day.

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