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Sakhalin Oblast and the Crimea entered into an Agreement on Cooperation

The Government of the Sakhalin Region and the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Crimea have concluded an Agreement on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technical and Cultural Cooperation, the press service of the head of the region reports.

The document during the solemn ceremony held in Sochi on 21 September, where the International Investment Forum is taking place these days, was signed by the governor of the island region Alexander Khoroshavin and the acting head of the Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksenov with his signatures.

As Alexander Khoroshavin emphasized, with the conclusion of this Agreement, the Sakhalin Region and the Republic of Crimea open a new page in the history of interregional cooperation.

- Today we are signing the Agreement on trade-economic, scientific-technical and cultural cooperation. I believe that the Sakhalin Region and the Republic of Crimea have good prospects for cooperation based on the use of natural resources and economic potential. This applies to fisheries and oceanography, as well as the development of the continental shelf. In June this year, the Treaty on Scientific Cooperation between the Institute of Marine Geology and Geophysics of the Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Tavrichesky National University was signed. VIVernadsky. We also see great opportunities for recreation and health improvement of Sakhalin residents in the health resorts of the Republic of Crimea, "said the Governor of the Sakhalin region.

He added that this summer, 100 young Sakhalin residents had rested in the international children's center "Artek". In addition, according to him, the Sakhalin region and the Republic of Crimea are connected by the theme of preserving the heritage of A.P. Chekhov. In 2015, a number of bright events on Chekhov's themes are planned, which will allow residents of the two regions to learn more about the work of the great Russian writer.

- Today, the Republic of Crimea, as a newly formed entity, has to deal with the issues of building an economic system, the formation of a regional regulatory framework. The Sakhalin Oblast Government is ready to fully support these processes, as well as the establishment of sister city relations between the cities of Sakhalin and the Republic of Crimea. The entry of the Crimea into the Russian Federation is a natural and historically correct step. I am convinced that the document signed today will become the basis for establishing diversified and mutually beneficial ties between the two regions of Russia, ”said Alexander Khoroshavin.

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