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April 23, 2021, 14:35

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The document provides for the deepening of integration and strengthening of bilateral ties in such spheres as culture, tourism, industry, and many others.

Sergei Sobyanin and the Governor of the Kamchatka Territory Vladimir Solodov signed an Agreement on trade, economic, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation between the two regions for the next five years. The signing ceremony was attended by Irina Yarovaya, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma.

Sergei Sobyanin noted that the Kamchatka Territory is an important partner of Moscow in the economic and social sphere. More than a third of the volume of fish products consumed by residents of the city comes from Kamchatka. Last year, the Moscow Government promptly responded to the request for help from the region and will continue to do its utmost to promote the development of ties with Kamchatka for the benefit of the residents of the two regions.

Vladimir Solodov thanked Sergei Sobyanin for the timely and urgently needed assistance in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Medicines, personal protective equipment and medical equipment came from Moscow to the region. Doctors and specialists in organizing the health care system traveled to Kamchatka from Moscow, who provided assistance to their colleagues on the spot. At the most critical moment, it helped turn the tide for the better.

According to the regional governor, in the coming years, the development of tourism should become the most important area of ​​cooperation between the Kamchatka Territory and Moscow. This will allow Muscovites to get acquainted with the unique nature of the peninsula, and the children of Kamchatka to visit the capital more often.

The agreement on trade, economic, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation between the Government of Moscow and the Government of the Kamchatka Territory builds on the provisions of the previous bilateral document signed in 2014.

The authorities of Moscow and the Kamchatka Territory signed a Cooperation Agreement

The cooperation agreement provides for the deepening of integration and strengthening of bilateral ties in such areas as transport, information communications, industry, agro-industrial complex, trade and services, architecture and construction, housing and communal services, improvement of urban areas, healthcare, education, science, culture, tourism and sports, environmental protection, family and youth policy, and others.

The Kamchatka Territory is a reliable trade and economic partner of Moscow, primarily in the field of food supplies. Fish, seafood (crabs, squid, shrimps), canned fish, and salmon caviar are imported from the shores of the Pacific Ocean to the capital – 36 percent of the total supply of this type of product from the regions of Russia. In 2018–2019 alone, the enterprises of the Kamchatka Territory supplied over 65 thousand tons of fish products to Moscow.

For their part, Moscow enterprises supply medical products and medicines, perfumery, cosmetic and detergents to the Kamchatka Territory. Also, food products are delivered from the capital: sausage and meat products, milk, cottage cheese, butter, cheese, confectionery, tea and coffee, wines and alcoholic beverages.

Despite the remoteness of the region, the business of the Kamchatka Territory participates in the fulfillment of the Moscow state order. In 2018–2020, 108 contracts were concluded for a total amount of 32 million rubles.

Ties in education, healthcare and culture play an important role in bilateral cooperation. In 2018-2020, over 1.1 thousand residents of the Kamchatka Territory were treated in Moscow city hospitals. Teachers and students from the two regions take part in joint scientific and practical conferences, forums, webinars and other professional events.

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