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The Memorandum on implementation of activities on preparation for the 100th anniversary of the republic was signed with the Government of Saint Petersburg

Alexander Khudilainen and Georgy Poltavchenko

Alexander Khudilainen and Georgy Poltavchenko

Head of Karelia Alexander Khudilainen and Governor of the City of Saint Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko have signed the Memorandum on implementation of activities on preparation for celebrating the 100th anniversary of the republic. The signing ceremony took place within the scope of the XVIII St.Petersburg International Economic Forum.

The meeting with the Governor of Saint Petersburg

The meeting with the Governor of Saint Petersburg

For a long time we have been supporting long-standing fellowship with Karelia, and there's no limits to this friendship. The future anniversary of the republic is an important event, and we should do our best including within the scope of agreements in force, to provide the celebration at a high federal level, Georgy Poltavchenko has told.

The Governor has pointed out that the regions have many spheres for cooperation, including social, economic, cultural and tourist. "We'll consider with interest all proposals able to contribute to development of our cooperation and economy of Karelia and St.Petersburg, and, the main thing, we're ready to work actively," Georgy Poltavchenko has mentioned.

Georgy Poltavchenko in the center

Georgy Poltavchenko  in the center

The management of the capital of the North has already supported one of the initiatives of the republic to build the mall Karelia in the city.

According to Alexander Khudilainen, cooperation with St.Petersburg for Karelia is one of the most important factors of its development.

The delegation of Karelia

The delegation of Karelia

St.Petersburg is the largest consumer of Karelian manufacturers. It accounts for 27% of products delivered from Karelia to Russian regions. There's mutual interest between enterprises of the republic and St.Petersburg. So, we hope to have further support from the capital of the North, Head of the region has told. Karelia and St.Petersburg support successful cooperation in the sphere of health, education, culture, tourism, exhibition activities and sports, as well as cooperation between municipal regions of the republic and administrative regions of St.Petersburg. Partnership in the sphere of energy saving and energy efficiency is developing dynamically.

The agreement on active cooperation concerning development of the draft federal law on Lakes Ladoga and Onego aimed at protection of water resources was reached at the forum with the Governor of Saint Petersburg.

The Memorandum on cooperation with St.Petersburg

The Memorandum on cooperation with St.Petersburg

Ecological state of the lakes is raising concerns, and a document to spell out purposefully the activity of economic entities around them is necessary, Head of Karelia Alexander Khudilainen has told.

On his words, the draft law is supposed to be submitted this year to the State Duma by the block of regions of Northwest directly relevant to the lakescape.

Participants of the delegation of Karelia, Mikhail Sokolov, Deputy Head of the Republic of Karelia and Official Representative of the Republic of Karelia at the President of the Russian Federation, Alexander Lokhno, Head of the Administration of Kostomuksha Urban District have also taken part in the meeting with the Governor of Saint Petersburg.

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