U.S. Ambassador huntsman met with the Governor of the Sverdlovsk region

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U.S. Ambassador to Russia John huntsman during the visit to Yekaterinburg on Monday discussed with the Governor of Sverdlovsk region Yevgeny Kuyvashev ways to revitalize Russian-us business contacts, said the head of the press service of the Embassy Maria Olson.

In her Twitter account she quotes the words of the Huntsman that he was «very happy to discuss with the Governor Kuyvashev annual turnover of US with the Sverdlovsk region, which is close to 1.4 billion dollars.»

Also during the meeting they discussed issues of «the intensification of business contacts and citizen diplomacy».

Amb Huntsman: very happy to speak with Gov Kuyvashev today about $1.4 billion in annual US-Sverdlovsk oblast trade and ways to increase business and people-to-people ties. @usconsulyekat pic.twitter.com/35n7Wai15g

— Maria Olson (@USEmbRuPress) November 20, 2017.

The visit to Yekaterinburg is the first trip of the newly appointed Ambassador Huntsman in the regions of Russia.

In addition to meeting with the Governor of the program of the visit includes a meeting with the leadership of the city administration. Ambassador huntsman will talk with representatives of the business community in the region and will visit the Presidential center of Boris Yeltsin and the Museum «Nevyansk icon», «to pay tribute to the history and culture of the region.»

As noted in the press service of the Embassy, the visit «will allow the head of the US diplomatic mission in Russia to get acquainted with the work of the U.S. Consulate General in Yekaterinburg».

Will finish the visit, a meeting with alumni of American educational programs and professional exchange with students from local universities.