Schwerin / Rostock (dpa / mv) - According to the Schwerin State Chancellery, the largest German-Russian business meeting will take place in Rostock on June 2nd.

The 4th Russia Day, which the state government is organizing together with the Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and the Ostinstitut Wismar, will take place digitally due to the corona pandemic, the State Chancellery announced on Friday in Schwerin.

To this end, one studio each would be set up in the Rostock town hall and one at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia.

Speakers and discussants from both countries could be brought together for the joint kick-off event.

In addition to Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig (SPD), the Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturow, the Russian Ambassador to Germany, Sergei Netschajew, and the Governor of the Leningrad Region, Alexander Drosdenko, have been announced as participants. The chairman of the German-Russian Forum, Matthias Platzeck, the chairman of the Eastern Committee of the German Economy, Oliver Hermes, and the chairman of the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce Abroad, Matthias Schepp, were also there. Six parallel topic forums in the form of video conferences are planned for the afternoon.

"We want to bring together companies from Germany, especially from Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, and Russia," said the head of the state chancellery, Heiko Geue (SPD).

The state government is sticking to its position that it is important to maintain contacts and to stay in dialogue with one another.

«Russia Day is part of our regional partnership with the region around St. Petersburg, the Leningrad region.

Regional partnerships can make an important contribution to the dialogue between Germany and Russia as a whole. "

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is also working closely with the other states in the Baltic Sea region, including Poland.


Reportedly, Nord Stream is one of the sponsors of Russia Day.

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project is highly controversial.

The US is threatening sanctions against companies that participate in the completion.

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