OREANDA-NEWSThe Latvian government is interested in organizing oil transportation through Latvian ports to Belarus. This was announced on Thursday by the Prime Minister of Latvia, Krishyanis Karins.

"On the one hand, it is possible to transport petroleum products from Belarus through Latvia, through ports to the whole world, you can also discuss another possibility - importing oil from around the world through Latvia to Belarus", the Prime Minister said. According to him, the parties are "discussing such opportunities". "Business should be mutually beneficial, it's here that we see great opportunities for Latvia and Belarus", he said.

Karins noted that the practical issues should be solved by the companies of the two countries. “As for the government, it is highly interested in developing these opportunities. Here the issue is practical, we need to communicate with the terminals, we need to communicate with the railway companies that will provide these supplies”, he said. According to him, "as regards the position of Latvia, it's interested in long-term relations in this area".

Latvian Prime Minister Krishjanis Karins on Thursday met with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. Earlier this week, the Latvian Ambassador to Belarus, Einars Semanis, said that during the visit of the Latvian Prime Minister to Minsk, the parties will discuss oil supplies to Belarus through Latvian ports.