07.04.2011

LATVIAN PRESIDENT MR. ZATLERS DISCUSSES COOPERATION BETWEEN LATVIAN AND U.S. COMPANIES IN CHICAGO

In 4 April Latvian President Valdis Zatlers, during the last day of his official visit to the United States, met with representatives of various U.S. companies to discuss the distribution of Latvian products on the U.S. market as well as U.S. companies' investments in Latvia, LETA was informed by the president's press service.

Mr. Zatlers also met with the management of the largest drugstore chain in the United States - Walgreens. Walgreens provides access to consumer goods, services and pharmacy in all U.S. states. Both sides discussed the possible sale of Latvian products at Walgreens stores. Representatives of various Latvian companies - Advaita, Pure Chocolate, Bio2You, Lacu maize, Madara and Wuff it also participated in the meeting. Zatlers noted that, during his visit to the United States, he has become a Walgreens client and would like to be able to buy quality and interesting Latvian products in the company's stores.
 
New business contacts was the main subject of Zatlers' meeting with Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. Zatlers informed the high ranking officials about the advantages of business environment in Latvia and investment opportunities in Latvia. The aim of the visit primarily was to promote political dialogue between Latvia and the United States.