Vladimir Saprykin and Minister of the Argentina Embassy in Russia agreed to consider a raft of projects in various areas of potential collaboration.
VLADIVOSTOK. October 5. VOSTOK-MEDIA – Vladimir Saprykin, head of the Vladivostok department for foreign affairs and tourism, held a meeting on Tuesday with an Argentine delegation led by Jose Maria Venere, Minister of the Argentina Embassy in Russia, to explore possible areas of cooperation between Buenos Aires and Vladivostok.
Speaking at the meeting, Mr Jose Maria Venere said that Buenos Aires is actively promoting closer ties with Saint Petersburg. The embassy has held a festival of Argentine cinema and is preparing to hold Days of Argentina’s cultural heritage in St Petersburg. He proposed to hold such cultural events in Vladivostok.
“Russia’s business activity is believed worldwide to be concentrated in Moscow and St. Petersburg,” said Hose Maria Venere. “We understand, however, that although Moscow is a major city, it does not represent the whole Russia. Certainly, it would be quite challenging to establish strong commercial ties between Vladivostok and Buenos Aires due to the great distance between the cities. But we could at least outline some plans for cultural, sports and academic exchange and cooperation.”
Vladimir Saprykin made it clear that Vladivostok is always open for cooperation.
During the talks, the officials agreed to consider a raft of projects in various areas of potential collaboration, Vladivostok City Council said in a press release.