The Chief of the region Veniamin Kondratyev discussed the cooperation of Kuban and the country with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of RF to Finland Pavel Kuznetsov and the Secretary of State of Minister of Economy and Employment of the Republic Jari Partanen.
The meeting took place within the scope of the official visit of the region’s delegation to the country.
Veniamin Kondratyev noted that the foreign turnover of Kuban and the Republic exceeded 82 million US dollars last year. Meanwhile, the cooperation is targeted primarily at the industrial sector.
The interaction can be successful in other sectors too, emphasized the Governor. In particular, the region is willing to build up the supplies of wine to Finland.
– Wine today is a brand of Krasnodar region. It is a quality-wise and competitive product, recognizable in Europe and Asia. And we are willing to enter your market and to compete. And from them on let the residents make their choices in favor of the Kuban wine or in favor of other wines, - stressed Veniamin Kondratyev.
Jari Partanen noted that the products of the wine house of Kuban «Abrau-Dyurso» are already presented in the Republic. In general, a system of tender procurements is applicable for all importers.
– We have a state monopoly of alcohol. Producers need to apply for participation in the tender hosted by «Alco» company. We propose the delegation of the region to meet its representatives and discuss all pending issues, - stated the Secretary of State of the Minister of Economy and Employment of Finland.
The cooperation between the region and the country can be mutually beneficial in the matters of production of ecologically pure agricultural products too, - added Veniamin Kondratyev. The region is willing to supply both finished products and raw materials for the production.
– As of today, this trend is gaining momentum. For residents of Finland the environmental issues are of major significance and we intend to find a sales market for our farmers here, - said the Governor.
Besides, according to the standpoint of the Chief of the region, Kuban and the Republic might have common points of growth in the areas of tourism and transport.
- To make our cooperation more productive and substantive, we propose to establish a Trading house of Krasnodar region in Finland. This will be a further step towards collaboration between the Finnish and Kuban business and more proactive building of partnership relationships, - underscored Veniamin Kondratyev.