Days of Moscow took place in Zagreb

Days of Moscow took place in Zagreb

From June 28 to July 2, the Days of Moscow took place in Croatia’s capital Zagreb. The event was organized by the Department of External Economic and International Relations of of Moscow (DVMS).

On the opening day of the Days a friendly football match was held between the youth teams of the two capitals. The program of the event also included an exhibition about the life and work of ballet dancer Maya Plisetskaya, an exposition by Russian designer Valentin Yudashkin and a gala concert with the participation of ballet dancers.

In the framework of the business program round tables “Education and creation of infrastructure of smart cities” and “Tourism and city events” were held, where delegations from Moscow and Croatia shared their experiences in the field of social development.

In the framework of the Days of Moscow in Zagreb, the Russian and Croatian parties signed an agreement on bilateral cooperation. The cooperation program involves the development of relations in the fields of culture and tourism, urban planning, transport, information technology and ecology. According to Milan Bandic, the Mayor of Zagreb, holding the Days of Moscow in the Croatian capital is an important stage of relations that have been developing for about twenty years: “We must always keep in mind that our first duty is to develop good relations between Zagreb and Moscow, since this is not only about two friendly capitals, but also about two friendly nations. Our past, present history and our future oblige us to this.”

The head of the DVMS, Sergey Cheremin, noted that the agreement will increase the number of Russian investments in Croatia and create conditions for localizing business. “Moscow represents more than twenty percent of the gross regional product in Russia and is comparable in its GRP with such countries as Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic. Therefore, we are trying to actively develop our international relations. The program of cooperation between Moscow and Zagreb covers all areas of municipal relations,” said the head of the DVMS.

The business program of the Days ended with the meeting of Sergey Cheremin with the Coordination Council of Russian compatriots living in Croatia. The participants discussed issues of preserving historical memory, promoting the Russian language in Croatia and joint cultural events. “A very good base for development has been created, because it is the Moscow Government that supports the IBC in the humanitarian and economic spheres. In this regard, the Moscow House of Compatriots is a wire bridge for strengthening relations between Croatia and Russia,” said the First Deputy Director of the Moscow House of Compatriots Yury Kaplun.

The main operator of the Days of Moscow in Zagreb was the Moscow Center for International Cooperation.


Source: DVMS Press Center.