On Tuesday, November 21, Vitalii Kushnarev, the Head of Rostov-on-Don Administration, met with the chief economic and trade adviser of the Spanish Embassy in Russia, Victor Auder.
The round table of negotiations gathered Vitalii Kushnarev, the Head of the Rostov-on-Don City Administration, Dmitrii Chernyshov, the Deputy Head of the City Administration for Economic Affairs, Victor Audera, the Chief Economic and Trade Adviser of the Spanish Embassy in Russia, David Feijoo, the expert of the economic and trade department of the Embassy of Spain in Russia, and Mikhail Rebro, the Head of the External Relations and Inter-Municipal Cooperation Department of the Rostov-on-Don City Administration, Yurii Zikeev, the Representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry in Rostov-on-Don city.
This is the first visit of the Spanish delegation to the regions of Russia. The main focus of the negotiations was placed on discussing the prospects for the development of the Russian and Spanish relations and international issues.
- I am confident that the cooperation of our city with the diplomatic missions of foreign countries will contribute to the strengthening of international relations. At the date, the percentage that accounts for Spain's share in the region's foreign trade turnover, unfortunately, is still low. i.e. only 0.9%. I am pleased to note that the trade turnover between our countries in the first half of 2017 is increased by 11.2% or by 3.9 million US dollars compared to the period of 2016. But we should not limit our relations only to trade, - said Vitalii Kushnarev.
The Rostov-on-Don mayor said that the Don capital is now preparing for the World Cup 2018 matches, the city is undergoing a major transformation: the Platov airport has been built, the construction of the Rostov-Arena stadium, as well as the hotels, and the reconstruction of the central part of the city are at the final stage.
At the end of the meeting, Vitalii Kushnarev thanked the guests and invited them to come back again next year.