The governor of Yamal conducted important meetings with partners in Germany
10:56 24 января 2017
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Exchange of experience, presentation of potential of both sides to enhance international cooperation are the aims of the working meetings of the head of the arctic region, Dmitry Kobylkin, with representatives of business and management system of the authorities of lands of Germany.
The dialogue between the delegation of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and the members of the Eastern Committee of German Economy on possible joint projects not related to sanctioned ones took place in the House of German economy in Berlin. During many years the institution brings together associations of German enterprises, represents interests of companies on markets of Russia and assists to investors. The participants of the meeting from the side of Germany are sure in development of relations with Russian regions. They know about reliability of partnership with Yamal due to long-standing cooperation between the sides in the sphere of fuel and energy complex. Social responsibility of business was marked on the example of German colleagues working in Yamal. As we should remind, in Noviy Urengoy the company “Wintershall” builds an inclusive kindergarten and also supports town and regional social programs. A role of joint educational activities on vocational training of young specialists in different sectors of economy is growing at the present time.
The dialogue between the sides was continued on the 24th of January in the Federal Council of Germany. The meeting of Dmitriy Kobylkin with the Ministerial Director, the Deputy Director of the Bundesrat Georg Kleemann took place. They presented investment policy of the regions, discussed existing and potential cooperation in economic, cultural and social spheres. Being the representational office of the Federal States (Ländern) of Germany, Bundesrat also supports foreign relations, for example, with regional agencies and some Russian regions.
As the press service of the governor of Yamal informs, Dmitry Kobylkin plans to discuss possible prospects of cooperation between the regions and to exchange views on development of agriculture with the Minister of agriculture, environment and consumer protection of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Dr. Till Backhaus. Both Yamal and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern have similar key branches in agriculture — fishing and processing, deep processing of meat products.
As we should add, international relations of the arctic region with other countries are based on mutual respect, on principles of long-term cooperation. In 2013 — before introduction of the restrictive measures — external trade turnover of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug with Germany made about 4 milliard and 100 million rubles, or 4.9 percent of the total external trade turnover of the region.