In the official residence of the delegation of St. Petersburg, chaired by the President of the Committee for Development and Consumer Markets Elgiz Kachaev, today at the Sheraton Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic opened a round table on cooperation between the two partner cities.

Wishing welcome to the guests, mayor Bandic emphasized that the friendship of the two cities is far from the far 1968 and is being built especially in the last two years since the City of Zagreb actively participates in the International Congress of St. Petersburg and the Slavic World. There is no doubt that the results of this Round Table will significantly enhance and open new ways and modalities of cooperation. Our wish is to define more concrete projects that would be the co-operatives in the next period and they are concerned with the areas that will be spoken today by the mayor. To all of us, it is in the interest of furthering the cooperation between the two cities and the more economic linkages in order to raise the quality and standard of living of our citizens.

Thanks to the Mayor at the reception, the Chairman of the Committee for Development and Consumer Markets Elgiz Kachaev emphasized that St. Petersburg has a number of interesting projects that they want and can offer to Croatia, but also hope for cooperation in joint investment in production. Stressing that St Petersburg has great economic, cultural and tourist potentials, President Kach called on hosts to come to their big economic fair that will be held in the spring of next year.

As discussed, the Round Table will discuss the promotion of the socio-economic, industrial, tourism and educational potential of the two cities and presentations of representatives of local authorities, business leaders and organizations will be held with the aim of developing cooperation between local authorities and the business community St. Peterburg and Zagreb.

On Wednesday, 23. in 9,30 hours, the program is foreseen for the delegation to the Dvercas City Palace, followed by tours of the Blue Office and TŽV Gredelj, the School of Science Vladimir Prelog, Trnjanska Primary School, Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary Schools in Kajzerica, and a meeting with representatives Zagreb Tourist Board and city tour.