The Swiss Confederation intends to continue cooperation with the Samara Region
A meeting between the representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development and the Investment of the Samara Region and the delegation of the Swiss Confederation that was led by Alberto Groff (The Head of Economy, Finance and Science Department at the Embassy of Switzerland) took place in Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Samara Region.
The delegation included the representatives of the Embassy and the representatives of a number of Swiss companies, such as “Clariant”, “Fisher Spindle Technology”, a branch of “Nestlé Russia” LLC in Samara (Confectionary Association “Rossia”). Representatives of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Samara Region, executive authorities and municipalities of the region, as well as the representatives of business communities of the Samara Region took part in the meeting.
Issues in the expansion of the multilateral cooperation between the Samara Region and the Swiss Confederation in the industrial and investment spheres, cooperation between Russian and Swiss business in order to increase mutual investments in the economy of the both countries - those were the topics of the discussion.
Alberto Groff, The Head of the Economy, Finance and Science department of the Embassy of Switzerland in Russia noted a great potential for the further development: “Swiss companies operate successfully in the Samara Region, and we intend to develop our cooperation, as the full potential of the cooperation between the Samara Region and Swiss companies has not been fully realized yet.” The Honorary Consulate of Switzerland opened in Samara on February 21 started to work on this purpose.
Alexey Ilmetov, The Head of the Investment‚ Innovation Policy and Foreign Economic Relations department of the Ministry of Economic Development and Investment of the Samara Region, said that trade and economic links between the Samara region and the Swiss Confederation tend to be strengthened in recent years and Switzerland is a priority partner of the Samara Region among European countries.
The presentations of Swiss companies were presented to the attention of the Samara Region representatives.
The final event of the business program of the meeting was the presentation of the activities of the enterprises and the organizations of the Samara Region in various spheres, including LLC Road Construction Company “Granit” and JSC Plant “Prodmash”, which aroused a great interest of the delegation members.
According to the results of the business negotiations held between the Swiss companies and enterprises and organizations of the Samara Region during the meeting Contracting Parties agreed to continue elaboration of possible cooperation.