Tbilisskaya district of Krasnodar region
The meeting took place in Krasnodar. Veniamin Kondratyev and Levon Minasyan discussed prospects of cooperation.
«This year, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Russia and Armenia. Our peoples are connected by many centuries of friendship and good-neighborly relations. Today, the Krasnodar region, one of the largest Armenian communities in the country, is home to more than 340,000 Armenians. Over 120 peoples live in Kuban together with other nationalities. We cherish our common history regardless of nationalities, and together we make the region more prosperous,» said Veniamin Kondratyev.
The Governor noted that today the relations between the two countries are put to the test, but Armenia is still a strategic partner of the Krasnodar region in all key spheres.
«By the end of 2021, the foreign trade turnover of Kuban and Armenia increased almost by 15% and exceeded $111 million. We are interested in further strengthening of trade relations. Our manufacturers are ready to increase export of their goods. Armenian products are very popular on the regional market too,» said Veniamin Kondratyev.
Consul General of the Republic of Armenia in Rostov-on-Don Levon Minasyan underlined that one third of Armenians in Russia live in Kuban, and people do not forget their traditions and roots. Local authorities contribute to the community engagement.
«Today is my first visit to the Krasnodar Region as Consul General. I am grateful for the organization of the meeting, I see that the region is growing, and it is a leader in a number of key economic indicators. We are interested in expanding our cooperation. There are things to work on in the cultural, trade and economic spheres. For example, in the development of winemaking and trade shows organization. We are always open to cooperation and implementation of various projects,» Levon Minasyan told reporters.
Press service of the administration of the Krasnodar region