Kaliningrad intends to cooperate with Slovakia in the field of economy and tourism

© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli photolanguage in Russia. Kaliningrad. Archival photoKaliningrad intends to cooperate with Slovakia in the field of economy and tourism© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli the image Bank

Kaliningrad oblast intends to cooperate with the regions of the Slovak Republic in the field of economy, Commerce and tourism, told reporters in Kaliningrad following the meeting, acting Governor of the Kaliningrad Anton Alikhanov and Slovak Ambassador to Russia Peter Priputen.

«We have huge potential of mutual cooperation in various spheres – in culture, tourism, education and, mainly, in the economic and trading region. The prospects for development of bilateral cooperation were the main», — told reporters the Ambassador.

According to the North-West customs administration, foreign trade turnover of goods in Kaliningrad region with Slovakia by the end of 2016 decreased by 24.1% and amounted to 447,5 million dollars. The share of exports to Slovakia in the total volume of the Kaliningrad exports amounted last year to 0.3%, the share of imports from Slovakia and 7.6%.

«Discussed with the Ambassador that the policy of import substitution, which is implemented by the government of the Russian Federation, it became the driver of the parish, including, and investments from Slovakia to Russia. We could integrate Kaliningrad into the agenda of the intergovernmental Commission in order to consider our region as a springboard for investments into the Russian economy», — said the chief Executive officer.

The acting Governor noted that the Kaliningrad region would be interested in cooperation in the field of tourism or to attract investors from Slovakia for the implementation of projects of sanatorium-resort area, or the Kaliningrad businessmen to transfer of the Slovak experience in projects in the Baltic sea.

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