RIGA — United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today met with Latvia’s President-elect and Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkēvičs. Ambassador Tai began by congratulating President-elect Rinkēvičs on his recent election, and expressed her optimism that the United States and Latvia will continue to work closely together as partners and NATO allies.
Ambassador Tai and President-elect Rinkēvičs noted the importance of collaboration in the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council and multilateral fora like the World Trade Organization and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Ambassador Tai and President-elect Rinkevics both attended the recent OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in Paris this week.
Ambassador Tai and President-elect Rinkēvičs later held a joint press conference where they reiterated the importance of the U.S.-Latvia economic and trade relationship and agreed to work together to strengthen and deepen this partnership.