Kyiv, May 25 (Ukraine General News) – Ukrainian regions and Russia’s Ural Federal District signed sixteen agreements, protocols and plans on trade and economic cooperation and some two dozen business contracts in energy, metallurgy, engineering, agriculture and international transport corridors at a forum in Kyiv on Wednesday.
In particular, the agreements on trade, economic, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation were signed between Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration and the government of Chelyabinsk region, between Mykolaiv Regional Administration and the government of the Tyumen region, between Odesa Regional Administration and the government of Tyumen region, between Kharkiv Regional State Administration and the government of Tyumen region; between Kherson Regional State Administration and government of the Tyumen region, between Kherson Regional State Administration and the government of Sverdlovsk region, between Cherkasy Regional Administration and the government of Sverdlovsk region.
The Russian president’s envoy in Ural Federal District, Nikolai Vinnichenko, said they needed to strengthen inter-regional cooperation among small and medium businesses.
In turn, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utility Minister Viktor Tykhonov said that Ukraine and Russia should expand the direct inter-regional relations, both between regional administrations and between enterprises.
In addition, Tykhonov called on the administrations of the regions to develop joint strategies to attract investment.
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