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Wednesday, 02.06.2021

Expansion of cooperation in the sphere of development of renewable energy sources, economic projects in the Baltic Sea area, strengthening humanitarian ties – the most topical issues concerning relations between Leningrad region and the federal state Mecklenburg – West Pomerania (Germany) were discussed during a business forum.

The forum 4th Entrepreneurs’ Day: Russia in Mecklenburg – West Pomerania, that united Rostock, Leningrad region and Saint Petersburg in a teleconference format, became a comfortable platform for discussion of the current joint projects of the regions and the prospects of Russian-German cooperation.

The forum was opened by the Minister-President of the federal state Mecklenburg – West Pomerania Manuela Schwesig.

“Leningrad region and Mecklenburg – West Pomerania have been cooperating for almost two decades at both regional and municipal levels. We hope that over these years Leningrad region has gained a reputation of a reliable and open partner that makes implementation of promising projects a reality,” said Alexander Drozdenko, welcoming the participants of the forum.

Despite the pandemics, dozens of representatives of German business continue working successfully in the region – Siemens Gas Turbine Technologies, Knauf Petroboard, Interfill and many others.

“Today our aim is to strengthen regional twin city ties through the economy, humanitarian and social relations taking into consideration the most vital problems of our citizens and business community,” emphasized Alexander Drozdenko.

Exchange of the best practices and discussions at the forum allow increasing dynamics of the partnership between the regions, updating the established formats of bilateral interaction and improving its quality. This year the main focus is on the digital economy, energy, logistics and transport, healthcare, education and cooperation ties.