St. Petersburg and Turkey will hold the first joint business forum in March 2020
The head of the city, Alexander Beglov, noted that the authorities are interested in the arrival of new Turkish partners in the St. Petersburg market and are ready to create comfortable conditions for them
ST. PETERSBURG, November 5th. / TASS /. The Administration of St. Petersburg together with the Turkish Trade Representation will organize the first business forum in March 2020, which will determine the areas of cooperation between St. Petersburg and Turkey in the economic sphere. This was announced on Tuesday by the governor of St. Petersburg, Alexander Beglov, at a meeting with the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the Russian Federation, Mehmet Samsar.
“We are interested in bringing new Turkish partners to the St. Petersburg market, we are ready to create conditions for them to be comfortable working in our city. The Foreign Relations Committee, together with the Trade Representation of the Republic of Turkey in St. Petersburg, is preparing for the first business forum St. Petersburg - Turkey. It is planned to be held in March 2020. It could become an annual event, "Beglov said.
The Turkish ambassador supported the idea of holding this forum and asked the representatives of the city administration to indicate "which sectors and investors are most important for St. Petersburg in order to lead to positive results."
Beglov during the meeting voiced a proposal to open the information and business center of St. Petersburg in Istanbul, as well as to establish Visit Saint-Petersburg tourist offices in Ankara and Istanbul. He noted that "the activities of these offices, along with the introduction of Russian electronic visas, will contribute to the development of tourism, including sightseeing, medical and congress tourism."
Visit Petersburg's foreign offices distribute information about the city, its hotels, sights and the most convenient travel routes under the Visit Petersburg brand. Also, thanks to the offices, business events and the presence of St. Petersburg delegations at congress and exhibition events in the country where the representative office is located are simplified. Visit Petersburg has offices in Rimini, Taipei, Leipzig, Delhi and Mumbai, Hong Kong, as well as in Paris and Tokyo.
At the same time, Vladimir Mau noted that this does not deny the general thesis that the private economy is more effective than the state one in modern conditions