The representatives of the diplomatic corps in Yekaterinburg arrived to Salekhard to the Reindeer Herder’s Day
18:53 24 марта 2017
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The representatives of the diplomatic corps in Yekaterinburg arrived to Salekhard to the celebration of the Reindeer Herder’s Day. The consuls general of Great Britain, the Czech Republic, the USA, France and Azerbaijan want to see how the main holiday of peoples of the North is celebrated. The cultural program and several business meetings are foreseen for the diplomats.
On the 24th of March in the government of the region a deputy governor of Yamal, the director of the department of international and external economic relations of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Alexander Mazharov conducted the presentation of the region for the guests. He thanked the consuls for help in registration of visas for inhabitants of the region: “Our children, singers and dancers often go abroad within educational and cultural events, and you help them in registration of visas”.
According to his words, the international forum-festival of youth “We are for peace in the whole world” unites the countries. It is aimed at strengthening of humanitarian cooperation between young people from different countries. Representatives of 35 countries, including Great Britain, the Czech Republic, the USA, France, participated in it during 8 years of activity of the forum. Two girls-students of Baku State University became participants of the forum in 2016 for the first time.
The consuls thanked the government of the region for the invitation to see the grandiose holiday of reindeer herders, the guests are in great anticipation. As the consul general of the USA in Yekaterinburg Marcus Micheli says, he has come to Yamal for the first time but heard much about the region and its capital – Salekhard. He expressed gratitude to the governor of the region for the opportunity to see traditional lifestyle and culture of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North. He is glad to be here and would like to learn more about the region. It is pleasant to hear from mister Mazharov about cooperation with the USA, in particular, the state of Alaska. This cooperation develops actively and effectively.
The consul general of France in Yekaterinburg Eric Millet notes that Yamal and France cooperate in fulfillment of the project “Yamal LNG”. The French company “Total” participates in this important strategic project. This is one of the largest projects between Russia and France. “Yamal LNG” is not only a large project, but also technically difficult one. And the French side is ready to support it. On the 30th of March the ambassador of France in Russia is ready to visit Sabetta, as the consul general of France in Yekaterinburg says.
The consul general of Great Britain in Yekaterinburg Martin Fenner expressed gratitude for the invitation to the large festival of indigenous peoples of the North. First of all, he would like to learn more about the region, population of Yamal and to see branches, in which it is possible to cooperate. The Year of education and science of Russia takes place in 2017 in Great Britain and, of course, the sides will find points of contact in these branches.
The acting consul general of Azerbaijan in Yekaterinburg Ilgar Iskanderov expressed gratitude to Yamal for memory of Farman Salmanov. As he says, it is very pleasant that people in Yamal honor the memory of his countryman Farman Salmanov. He would like to lay flowers to the monument to his legendary countryman in Salekhard.
The consul general of the Czech Republic in Yekaterinburg Josef Marsicek also thanked the government of Yamal for the invitation to visit the reindeer herders’ holiday. He notes that his country is interested in tourism exchange. He invites people of Yamal to visit Czechia, and speaks about the opportunity for Czech people to see Yamal – the arctic region with unique lifestyle of indigenous peoples.