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Cooperation of Kamchatka with APR countries was discussed at a meeting of the Council for Foreign Economic Affairs
The issues of cooperation between the Kamchatka Krai and foreign countries were discussed by the participants of the meeting of the Council for Foreign Economic Activities, which was chaired by the Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Kamchatka Region Marina Subbota, the press service of the regional government reports. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Trade of the Kamchatka Territory, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Kamchatka Territory, the Agency for Tourism and External Relations of the Kamchatka Territory, municipalities.
Much attention was paid by the meeting participants to the issues of cooperation of the Kamchatka Territory with the countries of the Asia-Pacific region, in particular with the Republic of Korea. According to the Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Trade Oksana Gerasimova, this country is currently one of the strategic partners of the region in foreign economic activity, cooperation is carried out in many areas.
“In addition, now we are considering the possibility of signing a memorandum of cooperation. This will allow the representatives of South Korea to study the investment climate of the region, state support measures for foreign investors, and identify the most interesting projects. In turn, we will receive information on what conditions need to be created in Kamchatka so that Korean investors feel comfortable here, - Oksana Gerasimova told. - The next visit of the Korean delegation to the peninsula will take place in early September. For several days, meetings will be held with the authorities and the business community of Kamchatka, and on September 4-5, the Korean delegation will take part in the investment forum “Far East - 2014.
“To a large extent, the successful result of this work depends on the participation of business and local self-government bodies in it. Therefore, we invite entrepreneurs and representatives of municipalities to take part in the meetings scheduled during the visit of the Korean delegation. "added the Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Kamchatka Territory Marina Saturday.
Also at the meeting was considered the issue of concluding sister city relations between the cities of Kamchatka Krai and cities of foreign countries. To date, such agreements have been signed between Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and the cities of Unalashka (USA), Kushiro (Japan), as well as between the city of Elizovo and the province of Duinin (PRC), the city of Homer (USA) and the district of Sari (Japan). The meeting participants noted that today the work with the twin cities is poorly structured, with the exception of the city of Elizovo, where cooperation on separate agreements is carried out. In this regard, the Agency for Tourism and External Relations of the Kamchatka Territory was instructed to assume the role of coordinator of this work and determine the further plan of activities in this area of international cooperation.
“A concept for sister cities should be developed. Municipalities need to be involved in this work. Moreover, not only Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and Elizovo, but also other municipalities, for example, the Milkovsky district. And the tourism agency will coordinate this work. In addition, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry can act as a co-coordinator of this work ", - The president of the Kamchatka Krai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sergey Kuzminitsky, suggested.
A promising area of international cooperation, the meeting also called the development of relations between the region and the BRICS countries, in particular with India.