Anatoly Artamonov discussed the prospects of further cooperation with the Italian partners
On February 28, on the second day of stay at the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi of the Kaluga delegation headed by the Governor Anatoly Artamonov, the head of the Kaluga region participated in a business breakfast regarding “Italian Investment in Russia: Realization and Opportunities”.
Cesare Maria Ragaglini, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Italian Republic, Maxim Shereykin, the General Director of ANO Agency for Technological Development, the representatives of Italian business community and heads of a number of Russian regions took part in the discussion of issues concerning the development of Italian investment in the key industries of the Russian economy.
Special attention was paid to the search of new forms of economic cooperation in the modern conditions, as well as to the development of interregional cooperation.
During the conversation Anatoly Artamonov gave special priority to the fact that favorable conditions for investors had been created in the area. “Last year the growth of industrial production in the region made about 9%, while at the beginning of the current year – more than 20%”, - noticed the Governor. He emphasized that cooperation with Italy in terms of economy, as well as in culture and education, is considered by the leaders of the Kaluga region as strategic. Now ten ventures of Italian companies are operating in the region, many Kaluga companies have partners in Italy. Anatoly Artamonov expressed his confidence that in the future the relationship between the Kaluga and Italian its partners will continue to expand successfully, and invited the gathered to the Kaluga region in March of this year to visit the opening of a new Italian company specialized in the production of modern finishing materials.
The representatives of the Italian side thanked the heads of the Russian regions, which render their assistance in the implementation of investment projects, having noted the necessity to further expand their business relations with Russia.