Ulyanovsk region to develop cooperation with Japan

The head of the region Sergey Morozov has held a number of meetings with the high-ranking officials and business representatives, during which they discussed cooperation in the sphere of smart technologies and development of circular and digital economy.


Within the working trip to Japan, the Governor of the Ulyanovsk region has held a meeting with the State Minister Matsuyama Masaji. The parties discussed development of cooperation between the region and representatives of the local business. The meeting was attended by members of the Parliament who are responsible for the budgetary policy, agro-industrial complex, health care and social problems. They supported the initiatives presented by the Ulyanovsk region. In addition, Sergey Morozov has held a meeting with Mikhail Galuzin, the Russian Ambassador to Japan.

“Today a very important sphere for development of cooperation between Russia and Japan is establishment and development of interregional cooperation. It helps to strengthen trade and economic relations, as well as mutual trust between our two countries. The Ulyanovsk region is one of the leading regions in Russia that is developing effective cooperation with Japan”, – Mikhail Galuzin noted.

Within the visit to Japan, the Governor of the Ulyanovsk region has also held a meeting with Hiroshige Seko, the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan and the Minister for Economic Cooperation with Russia . The meeting was attended by heads of the Ministries responsible for trade, investment policy and international relations. The parties have discussed development of the relations in four spheres: policy and management, economy,      urban development, and cooperation in social and cultural spheres. The Governor and the Minister identified priority directions of cooperation between the region and Japanese partners. These include smart technologies, development of green economy and projects in the sphere of digital economy. The Minister noted that he would support investment policy of the Governor because "it is the engine for development of trade and economic cooperation between our two countries". Hiroshige Seko said that interaction at the interregional level is the most effective form of cooperation in all spheres.

Earlier within a working trip to Japan Sergey Morozov has held meetings with representatives of the largest companies, during which they discussed development of the production process in the territory of the region.