On 23 of October, 2013 the Chairman of the Board of Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange OJSC Arkady Salikov participated in a joint meeting of the Latvian-Belarusian Business Council held during the meeting of the Latvian-Belarusian intergovernmental commission on economic and scientific-technical cooperation in Riga.
One of the most significant events was the International Seminar "Belarus – Latvia. E-commerce. Governmental procurement" held by Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange OJSC with the support of the two countries embassies and the Latvian Chamber of Commerce.
The seminar aroused a great interest of Latvian companies. The President of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce Gundars Strautmanis, the Deputy of Minister of Forestry of the Republic of Belarus Leonid Demyanik and other officials took part in this event. The results of the seminar were summarized with participation of the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia in the Republic of Belarus Mihails Popkovs and the Chairman of the Latvian-Belarusian business cooperation Council Aivars Lochmelis.
Arkady Salikov and the BUCE representative in Latvia Andris Spulis held the meeting with the senior officials of the Latvian terminals registered as exchange warehouses on 24 of October, 2013. The prospects of cooperation in 2014 were discussed.