Tatarstan and Kamchatka region agree on cooperation

9 August 2014, Saturday

Agreement on trade-economic, scientific-technical, social and cultural cooperation was signed between Tatarstan and Kamchatka region in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The document was signed by Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov and Governor of Kamchatka region Vladimir Ilyukhin.

The agreement envisages cooperation in the sphere of transport, construction, forestry, environmental protection, high technologies, tourism, education, inter-ethnic relations, health care, physical culture and sport, youth policy, labour and employment, and social protection.

Vladimir Ilyukhin said that he believes that the agreement has high economic potential. “Especially today, when sanctions are being imposed, we have to support each other. There are huge aquatic bioresources in Kamchatka. Our enterprises produce high-quality products,” the Governor said.

Rustam Minnikhanov, in his turn, called for developing “horizontal” communication between Russian regions. “Considering current situation in the world, we should think about domestic demand. Sanctions being imposed on Russia mean that we should search for new sales markets in the country,” he said.

Rustam Minnikhanov continued that Tatarstan has gained wide experience in supporting small and medium-size business, creation of industrial and technology parks, and innovations.

On the second day of his trip, Rustam Minnikhanov also met with the Governor and visited fishing farm named after Lenin.

At his meeting with members of Tatar-Bashkir community of the region, Rustam Minnikhanov discussed construction of the mosque, staff training in Kazan and provision of textbooks and books written in the native language.

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