Konstantin Grishchenko and Sergey Katandov
On November 10 Head of Karelia Sergey Katanandov has held a working meeting with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine in Russia Konstantin Grishchenko who arrived for a visit to our republic.
The main objective of the visit of the delegation of the Embassy of Ukraine in Russia to Karelia was acquaintance to our republic and negotiating on development of bilaterial cooperation. This subject became the point of issue at Sergey Katanandov's meeting with Konstantin Grishchenko.
In recent years Ukraine's share of in the foreign trade turnover of the Republic of Karelia for varied from 2.2 to 3.5%. On results of the first six months of 2008 the foreign trade turnover with Ukraine has made $27,7 million and has remained at the level of the similar parameter of 2007.
Karelia deliveres to Ukraine paper, cardboard, and cellulose. Besides, this year Ukraine received mineral and chemical products, and provisions. Metals and metal ware, industrial and electric equipment are delivered in turn to Karelia. In the past years to Karelia from Ukraine there have been delivered mineral and chemical products, vehicles and provisions. In territory of Karelia there have been registered 19 enterprises at participation of Ukrainian investors.
During the meeting Sergey Katanandov has told the Ukrainian delegation about historical and economic features of Karelia. In turn, Konstantin Grishchenko has declared, that both parties may benefit from mutually advantageous cooperation between Karelia and regions of Ukraine. Konstantin Grishchenko has introduced the new Consul General of Ukraine in St.-Petersburg Natalia Prokopovich to the Head of Karelia who has handed over offers on perspective investment projects to the Karelian party.
Besides the meeting with Sergey Katanandov, members of the delegation of the Embassy of Ukraine in Russia also have visited Medvezhiegorsk and the island of Valaam, visited the Petrozavodsk City Administration and the Onego ship-building factory, and have also taken part in the celebration of the 15 anniversary of the Kalina Ukrainian culture society of our republic.
Press-secretary of the Head of the Republic of Karelia