The agreement was undertaken during a conference last week where Aremark, Marker and Rømskog municipalities were together in a strategy seminar in Latvia. Also Rømskog Municipality discussed the possibilities to make an agreement with Priekuli Municipality. In addition Spydeberg Muncipality and Par Gauja Municipality discussed future cooperation. Before the reform Spydeberg already had a long lasting agreement with Straupe. That agreement was in fact the very first cooperation established between any Norwegian and Latvian Municipalities.