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On the sidelines of the investment forum in Sochi, Governor Vladimir Yakushev has held talks with the Ambassador of Italy in Russia Cesare Maria Ragalini.


The meeting discussed the development of trade-economic relations. The parties expressed their intention to strengthen cooperation in the food industry, the fishing industry, to promote cooperation in the chemical and petrochemical industries. Including expressed mutual interest in development of light industry, tourism, and hotel business.

According to the Ural customs administration of foreign trade turnover of Tyumen region with Italy for 2016 has made more than forty-two and a half million dollars. “Figure we can increase”, – said the Governor. In June last year in Tyumen was visited by a business mission from Italy. It is the representatives of Italian manufacturers of furniture and accessories, lamps, glass products. In the high stage of readiness several projects with investors from that country, said the Deputy Governor Vadim Shumkov. It is the creation of the production of bioethanol, the raw material which is low-grade wood. Considering the production of potato chips. Tyumen potatoes fully meets the necessary criteria. On the Italian side interest in the region are producers of oil and gas equipment.

The Italian Ambassador emphasized that in 2014 when the West imposed sanctions against Russia, none of the Italian company left the country. “This is a big opportunity for Italian business in Russia to conduct the business profitable,” – said the diplomat.

Mr. Rogalin believes that it is necessary not only to strengthen mutually beneficial economic cooperation, but also cultural, which implies the study of the Italian language as a second language in schools and exchanges in the field of culture and art. For inspiration in the work he gave the Governor a CD of arias by Italian performers, and the Governor presented a souvenir made by the Tobolsk carvers.

Relations with Italy to develop further: in Tyumen there will arrive the next business mission of Italian entrepreneurs, in turn, the Italians were invited to submit specific projects in Tyumen in southern Italy.