25 May 2011, Wednesday, 15:29

Opening of “Leroy Merlin” is the first step towards wide cooperation between Bashkortostan and France

author: Galya Nabieva

“Opening of “Leroy Merlin” is just the first step towards the beginning of wide and very interesting projects on cooperation of Republic of Bashkortostan with the enterprises of France” – the President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov said at the opening ceremony of the trade center on May 25 – “We’ve discussed plenty of variants of our further cooperation with the Ambassador of France today and our prospects look very promising”.

The Republic was waiting for opening of this trade center for a long time.

“I am happy that the dreams of our citizens and of those, who launched this project, become a reality” – Rustem Khamitov stated – “We’ve passed rather hard way together, demonstrating self-control, character and bravery and today’s opening is the result of our efforts”.

The Ambassador of France in Russian Federation Jean de Gliniasty, the General Director of “Leroy Merlin East” Vansant Geoffrey and Ufa Mayor Paul Kachkaev have taken part in the solemn ceremony.

The director of the shop in Ufa Michael Kianov has acquainted the President RB with the assortment of goods, presented in the center. In a whole 41 thousand descriptions, distributed in 15 sections, are offered to the buyers here.

The presence of such trade centers in Ufa is the signal for investors and realization of already industrial projects with participation of French investors is not far off.

“We actively negotiate with the company “ALSTOM”, Saint-Gobain” and some other French companies and today we’ve discussed many interesting projects with the Ambassador of France, the prospects look very promising” – Rustem Khamitov stated.