City of Riga

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Riga, the capital of Latvia, was officially founded in 1201. Riga is divided into six administrative districts: Centra, Kurzeme, Ziemeļu, Latgale, Vidzeme and Zemgale districts.
In order to create an image of Riga as a place where one can enjoy living, working and relaxing, foreign experience offers a lot of help. Cooperation management and adoption of other cities’ experience is being organized and coordinated by the Foreign Affairs Office of the Riga City Council. In accordance with regulations, the main task of the Foreign Affairs Office of the Riga City Council is to organize, coordinate and ensure the cooperation of Riga municipality with foreign municipalities and organizations subjected to them, as well as to develop and coordinate partnership with other foreign international institutions by taking part in the development of international projects and programmes in the competence of the Riga municipality.
The goal of the activities is to foster the adoption of the best foreign practice and experience in the field of city management, foreign investments attraction, tourism development and business promotion, make the work of Riga municipality more effective and to ensure sustainable development of the city.

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