AmChams in Region Support the Three Seas Initiative’s Future Development

Riga, Latvia – June 21, 2022 – Today, at the Three Seas Summit (3SI) and Business Forum in Riga, Latvia, 10 American Chambers of Commerce (AmChams) from the Three Seas region's countries, including AmCham Hungary, signed a joint statement to support better infrastructure in the areas of energy, transport and digital development. AmChams invited stakeholders to establish a joint Executive office to raise awareness of S3I and accelerate tangible cross-country projects and to build a more integrated, prosperous and secure region within the EU.

This year’s joint statement follows two previous statements signed during 3SI Forums in 2021 at Sofia and in 2019 at Ljubljana.
 
The current geopolitical situation and the war in Ukraine have underlined the necessity to strengthen the interconnections of the region and confront common challenges in areas including energy security, supply chain shortages, critical infrastructure protection, cyber security and climate change. This is the moment to build better infrastructure to connect 3SI countries.

AmCham Latvia president John Tully emphasizes: “The Three Seas Initiative offers enormous opportunities for our region which is especially important in these geopolitically challenging times. I see our role in continuing to encourage investment and bold policies in building the future of the Three Seas region. Now is the time for our countries to become more closely integrated with one another and within the transatlantic community. We must work together to strengthen the interconnections of the region.”

To view the statement, also signed by President Zoltán Szabó, click here.

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AmCham Latvia President John Tully, Edgars Bondars, 3SI Ambassador to Latvia and AmCham Poland President Tony Housh with the joint statement.

About the Three Seas Initiative

3SI is a regional economic cooperation platform established with the aim of bridging the existing connectivity gaps in the energy, transport infrastructure and digital communication sectors, reinforcing EU-level cohesion and the transatlantic bond. Previous Three Seas Initiative Summits took place in Croatia (2016), Poland (2017), Romania (2018), Slovenia (2019) and Estonia (2020) and Bulgaria (2021).
 
The 3SI is comprised of the 12 EU countries that are located between the Adriatic, Baltic and Black Seas: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia. TSI partners are the USA, Germany and the European Commission.

AmChams in Europe at the 2022 Three Seas Business Forum

On June 21, John Tully, President of AmCham Latvia and Tony Housh, President of AmCham Poland presented the 3SI AmCham statement to Edgars Bondars, Ambassador-at-Large of the Three Seas Initiative Summit in Riga.
 
In the 3SI Business Forum AmCham Latvia was represented by its President John Tully who took part in the Digitalization Panel of the Business Forum “Crucial Digital Transformations for Advancing Infrastructure Connectivity and Security in the Three Seas region” on June 21, 2022.

Contact:

Liga Smildzina-Bertulsone
Executive Director

  • Phone: 6721-2204
  • E-mail: liga.bertulsone [at] amcham.lv