On August 26 Acting Mayor of Krasnoyarsk Vladislav Loginov held an official meeting with the delegation of Kokshetau of the Republic of Kazakhstan headed by the Akim of the city (Mayor of the city) Baurzhan Gaisa. The event was attended by the Chairwoman of the Krasnoyarsk City Council Natalia Firulina.
As part of the visit, the guests took part in festive events dedicated to the 394th anniversary of Krasnoyarsk, as well as used the opportunity to look at the city management up close and hold business negotiations with the local business community.
— First of all, thank you for this visit, – Vladislav Loginov greeted the delegation. – Krasnoyarsk is always pleased to welcome dear guests, especially on one of our favorite holidays – the city's birthday!
During the meeting, Vladislav Loginov and Baurzhan Gaisa signed a memorandum on trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation between the administration of Krasnoyarsk and the akimat of Kokshetau. The parties to the Memorandum expressed their intention to begin building strong connections between cities, deepen partnerships in the industrial, business and social spheres, as well as strengthen cultural ties.
— We truly value the relations we have developed with the Republic of Kazakhstan so far in various areas, such as education, culture, and sports. We are open to expanding cooperation in various formats, including through the establishment of close friendly ties between cities, – said Vladislav Loginov. – Krasnoyarsk and Kokshetau are similar in many ways, especially in terms of the history of foundation and modern development. Therefore, the course taken for the rapprochement of our cities feels just right and well-timed. I am sure that today's meeting will mark the beginning of a great effective work to establish mutually beneficial cooperation.
— The signing of this Memorandum is a historic event that opens up new opportunities for unlocking the potential of our cities. We have many points of contact. Kokshetau is not as big as Krasnoyarsk, but it is an industrial city, which is why we are interested in integration in this area. We also want to get acquainted with the experience of Krasnoyarsk in the areas of urban development, housing and communal services, the functioning of life support systems, – said Baurzhan Gaisa. – It is a great honor for us to share the joy of celebrating the City Day with the residents. For our part, we invite a delegation from Krasnoyarsk to visit Kokshetau and take part in the events of the 200th anniversary of our city in 2024.