11 September 2009, Friday, 9:40

Bashkortostan and Chelyabinsk region arranged about cooperation

author: Olga Gorunova

The protocol on realization of the Agreement about cooperation between Government RB and Government of Chelyabinsk region is signed in Chelyabinsk. The document is signed by President RB Murtaza Rakhimov and Governor of Chelyabinsk region Peter Sumin. “Now in the period of the crisis it is especially important to expand the traditional directions in our cooperation” – Peter Sumin said during the signing ceremony – “We have to lay emphasis on development of import-substituting productions and to provide high competitive ability of our enterprises”.

President RB Murtaza Rakhimov said: “Today we are turning a new page in the history of our good-neighborly relations and we are fixing our relations signing the protocol on realization of the Agreement about cooperation between Government RB and Government of Chelyabinsk region. Our regions are bound with the ties of long-term brotherly friendship and cooperation and out relations have withstood the test of time and checked on solidity”. Chelyabinsk region is the main trade partner RB, President RB underscored. The region is found on the first place among other Russian regions by trade turnover with Republic of Bashkortostan. For the last five years it has increased more than 3 times and in 2008 exceeded 37,7 billion rubles.

“Our regions possess great potential for further development of economic and humanitarian cooperation and I am certain our friendship and close interaction will further work for the good of citizens of both regions and the whole of Russia” – President of Bashkortostan stated at the ceremony.