In the framework of the "Petersburg meetings» administration Vyborg region signed a cooperation agreement with the city of Alexandroupolis.

Saint-Petersburg delegation visited the Greek city of Alexandroupolis. Delegation was headed by the head of administration of the Vyborg region Valery Garnets. The business part of the visit they met with the Mayor of the city of Alexandroupolis Evangelosom Lambakisom, as well as with the Vice Governor of the region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Dimitri Petrovich. During the meeting the sides discussed issues of bilateral cooperation, in particular, the possibility of organizing training seminars on Russian language for teachers Greece the establishment of direct flights: Alekandroupolis St. Petersburg, cooperation in tourism and the economy.

Members of the delegation also visited the Chamber of Commerce and industry of the District of Evros region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, where they took part in the round table on trade and economic cooperation and the development of tourism between St. Petersburg and the city of Alexandroupolis. Greek entrepreneurs presented their economy, investment climate, the hotel infrastructure of the region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, in turn, St. Petersburg its tourist potential.

In addition, the delegation visited the factories for the production of olive oil and silk production, is not in the list of prohibited for importation to the territory of the Russian Federation, as well as objects of tourism infrastructure in the region.

In the framework of the visit, a meeting was held with the Metropolitan Aleksandrupol′skim, Traânopol′skim and Samofrakijskim Anfimom, after which the delegation took part in a memorial service at Memorial to Russian soldiers who died during the Russo-Turkish war of 1877-1878 BC.

According to the results of the business program of the cooperation agreement was signed between the administration of the Vyborg district of St. Petersburg and the municipality of the city of Alexandroupolis (Hellenic Republic). Within the framework of cooperation planned Exchange of delegations in various directions, the Organization of summer holidays for schoolchildren, realization of joint commercial projects the holding of joint festivals, sporting events, thematic conferences. Annually will form a new joint work plan for the following year.

Also a cooperation agreement was signed between the St. Petersburg State institution "-Urban tourist information Bureau and Municipal joint tourist society city of Alexandroupolis. Cooperation will be carried out in the direction of development of cooperation in the field of tourism, in particular, to increase mutual tourist flow.

The delegation of St.-Petersburg brought with her to the Greek Republic unique cycle of cultural, educational and business events, "Petersburg meetings organized by Committee on external relations of the Saint Petersburg. This year's events were held for the first time in Greece.

"Sincerely pleased that the cycle of" Petersburg meetings held by the Committee on external relations of the Saint Petersburg already not one year, started exactly in Alexandroupolis, where a large and active Russian diaspora, not only supports the connection with the historical homelands, but also preserves the warm relations between our peoples, whose origins go back centuries, "said during the opening ceremony of the" Petersburg meetings in Alexandroupolis, head of administration of the Vyborg region Valery Garnets.

"Petersburg meetings" provided a rich scientific-educational and cultural program. For more than 100 Russian compatriots in Greece, as well as the local population experts of leading educational institutions of St. Petersburg three classes were held directions: "Russian as a foreign language», «Russian culture for children", "Display: simple about complicated».

For the first time in the framework of the project has been demonstrated to visitors and participants of the exhibition of Saint-Petersburg photographers "Surround St. Petersburg: fotopolotna with views of St. Petersburg executed in the technique of 3D volumetric images, so you can almost literally dive into atmosphere of St. Petersburg.

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