MEPs will first come at a major economic forum in Russia’s Crimea
MEPs for a first visit to Crimea to participate in the Yalta international economic forum, scheduled for April 14-16. It is expected that they will discuss not only trade and economic cooperation between Russia and the European Union, but also advocated the abolition of anti-Russian sanctions. As noted, the participation of the European delegation to the Russian events of such scale on the territory of the Peninsula will be the first precedent after the reunification of the Crimea with Russia.
The delegation of MEPs for the first time after the reunification of the Crimea with Russia will take part in large-scale economic event on the Peninsula — Yalta international economic forum (AMEF-2016). Prior to this, the representatives of the European Parliament visited the Republic of Crimea information purposes only by, the newspaper “Izvestia”.
“Now we are preparing the visit of the EP delegation at the international Yalta economic forum, which will take place April 14-16 in the Crimea. During the visit it is planned to discuss prospects of economic relations in the format Russia — EU, as well as investment cooperation and joint business,” said publication co-chair of the organizing Committee AMAT, Vice-President of “Business Russia” Andrei Nazarov.
He noted that the site of the Yalta forum is ideally suited to coordinate the positions of Russia and the European Union on several key issues, including the issue of resuming economic cooperation.
It is reported that MEPs will participate in a plenary session on the theme “Economy growth in the conditions of new challenges”, which will be attended by first Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov and Vice Premier Dmitry Kozak.
In addition, European politicians have scheduled a meeting with Federal Ministers and the head of the Republic of Crimea Sergei Aksyonov.
“Our guests from Europe will be able to see and feel the kindness and friendliness of the Crimea”, — said Nazarov.
A high-ranking source in the European Parliament also confirmed the preparation of this visit. According to him, the delegation from different countries intend to inform the audience of the forum that many in the EU do not support sanctions policy against Russia.
“Economic relations between Russia and the EU need to both sides. Sanctions affecting people, so you need to break this blockade and to refuse the erection of political barriers to economic cooperation,” the source said.
According to some, on AMEF-2016 expected business representatives from 25 countries, including Japan, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, and Malaysia.
The Recognition Of The Crimea
World States are actively cooperating with the Crimea. This year during the visit of the Russian delegation with the participation of Russian Ambassador in France Alexey Orlov signed a Memorandum of friendship and cooperation between nice and Yalta, which are sister cities since 1960. A return visit of the French to be held in the second half of may.
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