25 August 2015, Tuesday, 10:31
UFA, 25 August 2015. /Bashinform News Agency, Iliya Spiridonov/. On August 24, the Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov met with the First Deputy Chairman of Khabarovsk Territory Government on investment, territorial and industrial policy Nikolay Brusnikin at the House of Republic. During the meeting the sides discussed prospects of mutual trade and economic cooperation between regions.
“We expect that in the near future we will have common interests in cooperation between the Khabarovsk Territory and the Republic of Bashkortostan in the framework of the new policy on the development of the Far East, which is currently determined by the leadership of our country,” said Nikolay Brusnikin. “Today we fully use legislative opportunities in terms of industrial parks formation, state support of investment projects. There is a task to tell the business of the Republic of Bashkortostan about our capabilities, preferences that we create in our region in order to focus on exports to the Asia-Pacific region. We offer also opportunities of the Khabarovsk Territory related to the supply of fish products and other food products of our industry.”
“We are also, of course, interested in developing relations with the regions of the Russian Federation, including the Khabarovsk Territory. We know your area as a strong, powerful region. We could work with you in many fields. It does not concern only fuel. First of all, we are talking about production of mechanical engineering and agricultural industries. In this part we have many common interests”, said Rustem Khamitov.
In an interview with reporters Nicholay Brusnikin told about the options for cooperation that were discussed at the meeting.
“Today the President of the Republic made an offer of cooperation that we will surely examine. We are talking about the experience of our agricultural companies growing and processing of soybeans to provide an increased amount of protein feed for Bashkortostan agriculture, the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Khabarovsk Territory informed. “We expect that the supply of fish and other agricultural products could be interesting for retailers and consumers of your republic.”
Currently, the share of the Khabarovsk Territory in the turnover of Bashkortostan is 0.05 percent. In 2014 the volume of trade amounted to about 182.7 million rubles, while more than 97 percent of this amount (177.9 million rubles) was accounted for export. Among the main products that Bashkortostan supplies to the Far East are buses, diesel, gasoline, rolled ferrous metals, rubber, furniture, shoes and food products (vodka and alcoholic beverages, sugar). The republic imports drugs, disodium carbonate.