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Cooperation with Estonia

Prospects of development of economic and humanitarian ties

The Governor of Leningrad region Alexander Drozdenko and the Consul General of the Republic of Estonia in Saint Petersburg Carl Eric Laantee Reintamm discussed joint projects and prospects of development of economic and humanitarian ties.

“Due to its border position Leningrad region actively cooperates with Estonian partners. At the municipal level there are 15 cooperation agreements signed several years ago and still actively developing. And today the main aim of border cooperation is construction of a modern bridge between Ivangorod and Narva for improvement of the quality of transport services,” said Alexander Drozdenko.

The Governor said that participation of the region in cooperation of Russian and the EU is successful. Within this cooperation two big and sixteen so called “standard” projects totally amounting to 22.5 million euro, including reconstruction of a unique ensemble of Ivangorod fortress and Narva castle, have been implemented.

The parties expressed their mutual interest in further development of economic relations – trade turnover between Leningrad region and the Republic of Estonia came to 280 million USD in 2017. The Governor noted important prospects for Estonian port  Sillamäe connected with commissioning of a plant for production of ammonia by Eurochem which will be constructed this year in Kingisepp. The part of the produced ammonia is planned to be transferred via a pipeline through Sillamäe.

Carl Eric Laantee Reintamm noted significant results of cooperation of the parties, expressed his interest in close acquaintance with the project with Estonian capital in Leningrad region.

During the meeting the parties also discussed cooperation in culture, youth, educational and sport exchanges, development of tourism and participation in joint exhibitions, seminars and conferences.

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