In Lyon presented the economic potential of the Irkutsk region

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Presentation of economic and investment potential of the Irkutsk region was held in the French city of Lyon, the region presented the achievements in the fields of timber processing, tourism, education and medicine, according to the government of Irkutsk region.

Earlier it was reported that with the support of the Franco-Russian chamber of Commerce and industry in France will be held a presentation of economic potential of the Irkutsk region. The delegation of the Angara region in meetings with potential investors headed by Governor Sergey Levchenko. The event invited more than 100 leaders of the headquarters of French companies. The government of the Irkutsk region considers France as one of the main economic partners among the EU countries. In 2017, the trade turnover between Priangarye and the French Republic amounted to more than 31 million dollars.

«We would like to strengthen our cooperation, including by increasing the volume of mutual deliveries and the expansion of commodity structure of bilateral trade. Seems to be a promising cooperation in the field of timber processing, tourism, education and medicine. The French business, in particular, the company Abiss, Arbiom, consider the possibilities for accommodation in the region of production of medical devices, as well as the possibility of realization of project on processing woody biomass into protein products», — said at the presentation Levchenko.

Prospects of cooperation were also discussed during business negotiations. So, Levchenko visited the company ATF Implants, which makes artificial joints. Its leadership is considering options for locating production facilities in Russia, including Irkutsk region. They also discussed the possibility of joint production of wood pellets in the territory of the Siberian region.

In Lyon Irkutsk Governor also participated in the plenary session of the international exhibition «Pollutec» (Pollutec). This event annually gathers the world’s leaders in the field of ecological water purification, air and solid waste. «We agreed to be friends, exhibitions, and our ecological Baikal international water forum, which takes place every year in September, will have the French mission,» — said Levchenko after the plenary session.

The Governor of Irkutsk region met with Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in France Alexey Meshkov.