16 November 2009, Monday, 18:12
author: Galya Nabieva | photo: Andrey Starostin
“Bashkortostan and Saint-Petersburg are bound with the long-term ties of cooperation” – the first deputy Minister of industry and external economic relations RB Vilory Yakupov said at the ceremony of opening the informational-business mission “Saint-Petersburg- regions of Russia” in the Congress-Hall – “These very business ties of business communities are quite able to improve our relations and to soften the after-effects of the crisis”.
The first deputy Saint-Petersburg Government external relations committee Andre Petruk thanked the leadership of the Republic for the hearty welcome at so high level. He said Bashkortostan became the fourth Russian region, where the representatives of Saint-Petersburg introduced the city enterprises. The staff of the delegation includes officials, heads of big Saint-Petersburg’s enterprises and representatives of small and medium business. The main goal of the mission is to establish close contacts between representatives of small and medium business, Andre Petruk reported.
The meeting of the representatives of business circles of two biggest Russian regions became possible thanks to the support of Bashkir President Administration, Ministry of industry and external economic relations RB, State business undertakings and trade committee RB and the regional divisions of the public organization “Business Russia”.
The guests introduced the exhibition of the output of Saint-Petersburg’s enterprises in the Congress-Hall.
The visit of Saint-Petersburg’s business circles will be lasting during two days.