YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 14. ARMINFO. A three-year cooperation agreement will be signed between Yerevan and St.Petersburg, says Governor of Leningrad region Valentina Matvienko who is presently visiting Yerevan.
A special working group for cooperation programs development will be set up in 2-3 months. “We are going to enlarge our cooperation with Yerevan in various spheres – culture, science, IT and telecoms. For this we have not only a historical base but also an economic potential,” says Matvienko.
She says that Yerevan and St.Petersburg are interested in enlarging their trade-economic ties. Today their trade turnover is only $9 mln but this index has grown by 15% in the last year and is tending to grow further.
Matvienko says that she has agreed with Mayor of Yerevan Yervand Zakharyan on the construction of the House of St.Petersburg in Yerevan and vice versa. They have also agreed to organize a meeting of Armenian and Russian businessmen for them to draft joint projects and consider investing possibilities.
Matvienko is convinced that the Armenian community of St.Petersburg will make a big contribution to the enlargement of Yerevan-St.Petersburg cooperation. She says that the Year of Russia in Armenia and the Days of St.Petersburg in Yerevan will be a good stimulus for intensifying bilateral relations and implementing joint projects.