MOSCOW OFFICIAL

Strengthening ties between cities

Within the scope of Days of Moscow in Belgrade, which took place in the beginning of October, a number of important documents were signed regarding the development of ties between the capitals of Russia and Serbia.

The protocol on the development of cooperation in the sphere of tourism was signed by the Minister of the Moscow Government and Head of the Department for External Economic Affairs and International Relations (DVMS) Sergey Cheremin and the head of the Belgrade Tourism Organization Miodrag Popovic. President of the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce Milivoje Miletic and President of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce Vladimir Platonov signed a bilateral cooperation agreement. Afterward, the Mayor of Belgrade Siniša Mali and head of the DVMS Sergey Cheremin signed the agreement on holding Days of Belgrade in Moscow in 2017.

The Mayor of Belgrade noted that all of the signed documents were aimed at bringing the capitals of Russia and Serbia closer and will allow people from the two countries to become acquainted with each other’s cultures and investment opportunities.

Sergey Cheremin thanked Siniša Mali for organizing Days of Moscow in Belgrade. He noted the importance of the historic three-year cooperation program signed by the two cities a year ago. The document entails cooperation between the capitals across all sectors that determine the stable, safe and favorable development of the capitals in terms of urban development, housing, creating a comfortable environment for business, renovation of industrial zones, development of public spaces, the creation of technology parks, and cooperation in the field of culture and sports.

There was also a plenary conference to address the issues of developing business cooperation between Moscow and Belgrade. Participants of the event gave presentations and discussed the investment potential of the Russian and Serbian capitals. The head of the DVMS invited the Serbian colleagues and investors to exchange experience and take part in Moscow projects for the development of the transport infrastructure and railway traffic, as well as to implement their own projects in Moscow’s technoparks, which are actively developing.

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