Strengthening the relations between Flanders and Latvia, an interview with Honorary Consul Christophe Van Mechelen and Walter Van Mechelen

Link to the interview with Latvian tv:

Interview Latvia tv

 

 

After the appointment of the new manager of the Freeport of Riga, Ansis Zeltiņš, he promised he would strive to promote the development of the port of Riga in a different manner. One of the most important targets of this new approach would be the port of Antwerp.

 

Christophe Van Mechelen (present Honorary Consul Latvia in the consular district of Flanders) and Walter Van Mechelen (previous Honorary Consul Latvia and presently president of Alfaport – cupola Association within the port of Antwerp) were interviewed to comment on the historical cooperation between Latvia and Flanders as well as the challenges which lay ahead.

 

For more information with regard to Latvia, please contact the Honorary Consulate, situated Eiermarkt 13-17 (1st fl), 2000 Antwerp or by email christophe.vanmechelen@vlvm.be (tel. 0032.3.369.371.0)

 

 

Šonedēļ amatā tika apstiprināts Rīgas brīvostas jaunais pārvaldnieks Ansis Zeltiņš. Viņš solījis, ka centīsies veicināt Rīgas ostas attīstību atšķirīgā manierē no iepriekšējā ilggadējā pārvaldnieka Leonīda Loginova. Viena no ostām, no kuras Rīga varētu pamācīties, ir Antverpene, kas bijusi viens no Eiropas tirdzniecības centriem vairāk nekā 500 gadus. Mana kolēģe Ilze Nagla Antverpenē tikās ar Latvijas goda konsulu Flandrijā un Antverpenes ostas uzņēmumu asociācijas vadītāju, lai runātu – kas abām ostām kopīgs un kas atšķirīgs.