Anatoly Artamonov, Kaluga Region Governor, held a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Israel to Russia Harry Koren at the Representation of the Government of Kaluga Region with the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow, on January 17, 2019. An Israeli delegation, which took part in the negotiations included Teimuraz Khikhinashvili, Chairman, Russia-Israel Business Council, Boris Rozenvald, Advisor to Chairman of Russia-Israel Business Council on Agriculture, Robert Fisher, Corporate Director, International Marketing, IAI, Denis Golm, Director, Altiko OOO (Tambur representation in Russia). Mark Velman, Vice President, LR-Group, etc. The companies are engaged in construction, provision os social and consulting services, financing and marketing.
An agreement on cooperation was signed between the Agency for Regional Development of Kaluga Region and Russia-Israel Business Council. The parties to the Agreement are to cooperate in order to promote trade and economic relations and to implement joint projects.
The parties discussed the prospects of cooperation between Kaluga Region and Israel. Apart from specific projects they spoke of business missions to be organized for businessmen interested in expansion of partner pools and establishment of mutually beneficial relations.
Russia-Israel Business Council is a non-government organization established in 2010 in order to promote trade and investments between Russia and Israel It is an efficient mechanism for development of trade and economic relations between Russian and Israeli businesses. In certain instances it plays the role of a sole place of contacts for both countries’ business communities.
In November 2018 Ambassador of Israel to Russia Harry Koren accompanied by a delegation paid a visit to Kaluga Region. In the course of the visit he was informed of Kaluga Region’s industrial and investment potential. The delegation visited Vorsino industrial park, an administration and business center of Kaluga special economic zone and held negotiations with Kaluga Region Government. Israeli representatives noted that there were good prospects for cooperation in the field of agriculture, medicine, education and culture.