Arkhangelsk oblast intends to cooperate with the Serbian province of Vojvodina

© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage in photobacteria. Archival photoArkhangelsk oblast intends to cooperate with the Serbian province of Vojvodina© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage the image Bank

Agreement between the Arkhangelsk region and the Autonomous province of Vojvodina of the Republic of Serbia on cooperation in the field of economy, education, culture and tourism can be signed in the first half of 2018, told RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the regional government.

This is the first agreement signed at the regional level. This issue was discussed by Governor Igor Orlov and Deputy Chairman of the government of the Autonomous province of Vojvodina Ivan Djokovic at the meeting in Arkhangelsk. The first in the history of the region visit of the Serbian delegation took place within the limits of passing these days Margaritinskaya fair — the largest business and trade forum of the North-West of Russia.

«With the support of the MFA of Russia we came out with the initiative on establishing bilateral relations with the Autonomous province of Vojvodina in a number of areas, including the economy, trade, education, culture and tourism. The agreement is now in preparation. There is no doubt that this will be the beginning of a new stage of development of our relations», — cited in the press-service of the word Orlova.

Arkhangelsk region already has trade and economic ties with Serbia, exporting to this country the products of the pulp and paper industry. In 2015 the trade turnover amounted to four million dollars. In addition, cooperation between universities of both sides.

At the moment the Arkhangelsk region is interested in the promotion of products, with the forestry and fishing industries, bioenergy, aquaculture, expansion of contacts in the tourism sector. Serbia also sees great potential in expanding trade and economic cooperation Pomerania, particularly in the areas of woodworking, pulp and paper industry, and tourism, said the press service.