KALUGA, Russia, November 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The Kaluga Region's governor, Anatoly Artamonov, and the prime minister of Lower Saxony, Stephan Weil, discussed prospects of further cooperation between the two regions on November 26
On November 26, the Governor of Central Russia's Kaluga region, Anatoly Artamonov, met with the Prime Minister of the German state of Lower Saxony, Stephan Weil, and an official delegation of proxies from Saxon scientific and business circles.
The officials discussed mutually beneficial economic cooperation. Weil spoke highly of the region's investment policies. "The environment you create here for foreign investors, including companies from Lower Saxony, is to hold up as an example for other Russian regions," he said. Meanwhile, Artamonov stressed the importance of the long-year joint work for expanding business and cultural ties between the Kaluga Region and Lower Saxony. An agreement to this effect is planned for signing in the near future. The governor said that given "the successful realization of large investment projects by Volkswagen and Continental in the region, we are obliged, as we say in Russia, 'to be family friends'."
The Volkswagen Group Rus facility is now the region's most significant investment project with Lower Saxony business' contribution. The visit to the facility was high on the German delegation's agenda. The delegation enjoyed an excursion around the workshops and a presentation of the Kaluga Region's investment potential.
On the same day, Artamonov and the German guests took part in a ceremony devoted to the 700,000th car manufactured at the facility. The keys to the Polo Sedan were handed over to a Kaluga rehab centre for disabled children and teenagers, Dobrota (Kindness).
Later, the delegation observed the operation of the industrial zone Detchino's facilities - Big Dutchman and Grimme-Kaluga, constructed with the participation of the German partners from Lower Saxony.
SOURCE Office of Media Relations of Administration of Kaluga region