Komi and St. Petersburg agreed to cooperate on the Arctic development
On May 25 at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum Head of the Republic of Komi Sergey Gaplikov and Governor of St. Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko signed the Protocol supplementing the current Agreement on Cooperation between the regions.
The agreement on trade, economic, scientific, technical, social and cultural cooperation between the Republic of Komi and St. Petersburg was signed on September 3, 2008. Now it includes a new article 8-1, which lays the groundwork for joint actions on socio-economic development issues, as well as the development of culture and ensuring environmental safety in the Arctic.
"Today, St. Petersburg, as a scientific research center, connects representatives of the Arctic regions of Russia to meet the new challenges that President Vladimir Putin sets before us. I am sure that we can achieve a breakthrough development of Russia only together, uniting our efforts, which will give a huge synergetic multiplicative socio-economic effect," - the Head of the Komi Republic noted.
"Each region has an extensive experience in the Arctic development. It's time to join our efforts, coordinate, build cooperative ties in training of personnel, create the necessary infrastructure and foster investments. If we unite our potential, we would be able to achieve much more, and most importantly, our joint efforts would contribute to solving the main tasks of developing the Arctic latitudes and promoting general decisions at the federal level," - the Governor of St. Petersburg emphasized.
Sergey Gaplikov and Georgy Poltavchenko also signed the Roadmap for implementation of the Agreement on Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Komi and the Government of St. Petersburg for 2018-2022.
The "Road Map" defines the plan of joint actions in the fields of investments, industrial cooperation, development of small and medium business and import substitution; social nutrition; education, science and higher education; nature management and environmental safety; transport and transport infrastructure; tourism; culture and protection of cultural heritage sites, interethnic and inter-confessional relations, as well as many other areas.
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