Rostov-on-Don was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for the development of Russian-German relations

Rostov-on-Don was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for the development of Russian-German relations

Deputy Chairman of the Rostov-on-Don City Council, Sergey Sukhariev, and Deputy, Aleksey Lyashchenko, took part in the Russian-German Forum dedicated to the conclusion of the year of regional and municipal partnerships between the two countries.

Within the framework of the discussions and round-table negotiations of the Forum, the participants discussed issues of inter-municipal cooperation, shared best practices in the field of architecture and construction, culture, education, sports, tourism, youth policy, and environmental protection.

Deputy Chairman of the Rostov-on-Don City Council, Sergey Sukhariev, moderated the round table negotiations on a topic “Active civil society in the social sphere: development, results and prospects in the German-Russian partnerships.”

In his speech, Sergey Sukhariev concentrated on partnerships between Rostov-on-Don and Dortmund upon different directions, including the field of the economy, urban management, as well as education, culture and sports.

Sergey Sukhariev expressed special gratitude to Gerd Kolbe, a German specialist who actively helped in the preparation for the World Cup games in Rostov-on-Don.

The final part of the Forum was the ceremony of awarding the winners of the competition in view of German-Russian municipal and regional cooperation. For the weighty contribution to the development of regional and municipal cooperation between Russia and Germany and on the occasion of the conclusion of the year of regional and municipal partnerships, Deputy Chairman of the Rostov-on-Don City Council, Sergey Sukhariev, and Burgomaster of Dortmund, Mrs. Birgit Jorder, received the Certificates of Appreciation from the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the two countries.