An official visit of the delegation of the Republic of Turkey headed by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey in Russia Ümit Erdim will be held in Kuban on March 10-11, 2015.
Meetings on the development of the bilateral cooperation between the Krasnodar Region and the Republic of Turkey are planned within the visit. A visit to the Kuban State University will be also one of the main events of the meetings.
Turkey is a major foreign trade partner of the Krasnodar region. The share of Turkish products in total exports and imports of the region in 2014 exceeded 15% and amounted to 2.4 billion USD. There are about 50 enterprises with Turkish capital in different spheres of activity: production of industrial and agricultural products, export and import of food products, transportation, construction and tourism – in the Krasnodar region.
The Turkish company RUSCAM-Kuban implemented an investment project on the construction of the glass-container plant in the Krymsk district. In the field of plant growing, the cooperation between the Krasnodar region and the Republic of Turkey is carried out in the supply of winter wheat and winter barley for the Turkish company MarmaramTukum.
A number of higher educational institutions of the region cooperate with higher educational institutions of Turkey within the humanitarian cooperation; thus, the Kuban State University cooperates with Ankara University and Giresun University (Turkey).
Inter-municipal cooperation of the cities of the Krasnodar region and the Republic of Turkey is carried out within twin-city relations established between the cities of Sochi and Trabzon (1991), as well as between Novorossiysk and Samsun (2010).