25 May 2010, Tuesday, 19:28
author: news-service of President RB
On May 25 the President RB Murtaza Rakhimov has held a work meeting with the President of the Italian-Russian Trade Chamber Rosario Alexandrello in the Republic House. Rosario Alexandrelo arrived in Ufa at the head of the Italian trade-economic mission for participation in the Italian-Bashkir business forum.
The aspects of widening of the trade-economic relations between Bashkortostan and Italy were under consideration in the course of the meeting.
The President RB has acquainted the head of the Italian-Russian Trade Chamber with the social-economic development of Bashkortostan and with realization of several big projects with the participation of foreign investors on the territory RB. The President RB believes that both Bashkortostan and Italy, possessing a long-term experience of cooperation, have enough potential for rising of efficiency of our bilateral contacts.
“Our economic relations are more than 40 years old and since then we’ve made several mutually beneficial projects in different spheres a reality. But for the last years the number of such contacts has become fewer except our cooperation in agriculture. I think we have to establish new joint ventures to raise the volumes of our mutual trade turnover” – Murtaza Rakhimov said.
The questions concerning establishment of a joint tannery and some measures for support of small and medium business in Bashkortostan were also under consideration at the meeting.
Rosario Alexandrello reported the Italian business circles were interested in joint work with their colleagues from Bashkortostan and regarded our Republic as a reliable and promising partner. In his opinion noticeable positive changes have occurred in the Republic for the last years.
“The society in Bashkortostan is becoming more viable, more business-oriented and now it is easier to make plans with it” – Rosario Alexandrello mentioned.
He has also mentioned the Italian-Bashkir business forum, held in Ufa, has become one of the important steps in consolidation of our cooperation. Thus, the presentation of the Italian-Russian Trade Chamber has taken place in the course of the business mission. Besides, the office of the Chamber is opened in Ufa.
The deputy Prime-Minister of Government RB, Minister of industry and investment and innovational policy RB Uri Pustovgarov and the chairman of the state external economic relations committee RB Ruslan Mirsayapov also took part in the meeting.
For the reference:
In 2009 the external trade circulation between Republic of Bashkortostan and Italy has made up 240 million USD: the export – 209 million USD and the import – 31 million USD and that corresponds to the 7th place in the overall volume of Bashkortostan’s external trade circulation with the share equal to 4,3%. Oil products prevail in the export structure and machines and equipment – in the import.