22 June 2015, Monday, 16:44
UFA, 22 June 2015. /Bashinform News Agency, Iliya Spiridonov/. On June 22 in the House of the Republic during the meeting of the Government RB the Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov summed up the participation of the republican delegation in the 19th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), which took place from June 18 to 20.
The Head of the Republic highly assessed the results of the Business Forums of the SCO and BRICS held at SPIEF venues.
"My speech was devoted to this subject — interregional cooperation, cooperation with the regions, the invitation to participate in the first inter-regional forum of the SCO and BRICS. We have received good reviews. We think that the October forum in Ufa will be representative. The idea of interregional cooperation between the regions and even between municipalities is becoming a very tangible and visible", Rustem Khamitov said.
The Head of Bashkortostan said that as part of the 19th International Economic Forum working meetings with the Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller, the Minister of Agriculture of Russia Alexander Tkachev and other participants were held. A number of important agreements, including on trade, economic, scientific, technical, social and cultural cooperation with the Republic of Karelia and the Novosibirsk region were signed.
"We also signed an agreement on cooperation and information exchange in the framework of the formation of the international transport route" Europe — Western China ". It is about constructing a highway from the border of the Russian Federation with Kazakhstan through the Orenburg Region, Bashkortostan, Tatarstan to the western borders of our country. If everything is according to the plan, we hope that next year the construction will begin”, the Head of the Region said.
The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum is held since 1997. Since 2006, it is carried out under the patronage of the President of the Russian Federation. It is a venue where leaders of new economic powers meet to identify and discuss key economic issues facing Russia, emerging markets and the whole world. Over the past decade the Forum was among the world's leading communication platforms for the business community representatives. SPIEF attracts more than 7500 participants from Russia and abroad, including heads of states and governments of developing countries, the heads of major companies and leading international experts from among the representatives of science, the media and civil society.