Skopje, 20th June 2012 (MIA) – Macedonian Government delegation, led by Prime Minister, visiting the Russian Federation, visits Nizhny Novgorod today.
It is envisaged for Prime Minister Gruevski to address the Business Forum, presenting investment opportunities and advantages offered by the Republic of Macedonia, and to meet Nizhny Novgorod Region Governor, Valery Shantsev. Macedonian delegation will also present investment opportunities and advantages at the meeting with representatives of Russian companies interested in investing in Macedonia.
Yesterday, government delegation, also comprising Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Zoran Stavreski, Minister of Economy, Valon Saraqini, and Minister without Portfolio in charge of Attracting Foreign Investments, Bil Pavleski, participated in the Business Forum in the Russian City of Vladimir, before representatives of 2- targeted Russian companies.
Prime Minister and government delegation will visit St. Petersburg on Thursday and Friday. During the visit, members of the government delegation will present the advantages for starting-up and doing business at the Business Forum, being organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of St. Petersburg. Prime Minister Gruevski and government delegation will also attend the opening of the plenary session of the International Economic Forum of St. Petersburg, within which he will meet the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. This prestigious Forum is traditionally attended by renowned economic experts, analysts, businessmen and politicians.
In St. Petersburg, government team will also meet management teams of the following companies: „Gazprom“, engaged in production of natural gas, „Stroytransgas“, engaged in distribution and management of natural gas and „Lukoil“, dealing with production and trade of oil and oil derivatives.
Prime Minister Gruevski will open Macedonia’s Honorary Consulate in St. Petersburg and meet Leningrad Region Governor Alexander Drozdenko.