Visit of the Eastern Partnership municipalities to Valmiera 


On February 26, representatives of 21 Eastern Partnership municipalities from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine came to Valmiera for a working visit to learn about different business support mechanisms and development directions of the city.


Mayor of Valmiera city Mr. Jānis Baiks, his deputy Mr. Ričards Gailums and Head of Valmiera Development Agency Ms. Ilze Eglāja welcomed the delegation in Valmiera City Council. They presented the information on the city’s development, major implemented and planned projects as well as business support mechanisms.

Eastern Partnership guests particularly appreciated the role of the Valmiera City Representation office in Riga, ensuring proximity to the city's interests in national and international discussions in the capital. Guests appreciated the opportunity to take over such experience to their municipalities.

The leaders of the Eastern Partnership municipalities also visited Vidzeme University College.

During their visit in Latvia they also learned about Cēsis and Amata regions, visited Vidzeme planning region, and met representatives of Riga City Municipality and Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.