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Russia And Austria Intend To Cooperate In The Field Of Renewable Energy Sources And Waste Processing

 On February 6, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Georgy Kalamanov, during his working trip to Austria, met with the Secretary General of the Federal Ministry for Sustainable Development and Tourism of Austria Josef Planck and Vice-President of the Federal Economic Chamber of Austria Richard Shenz.

The sides discussed issues of bilateral cooperation in the metallurgical, aviation industry, transport engineering, pharmaceuticals, energy and timber industry. Renewable energy sources and waste recycling are defined as a promising branch of cooperation. Also, Georgiy Kalamanov told about the application of the candidate city of Ekaterinburg for the right to hold the World EXPO in 2025.

On the same day, the deputy head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia met with UNIDO general director Lee Young . The meeting touched upon the preparation and holding in Russia of the Global Forum of Convergent Technologies in autumn 2018 and the Global Summit of Production and Industrialization in 2019. Including, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia suggested that UNIDO act as an official partner of the Global Forum.

In addition, the Ministry of Digital Technologies, Business and Entrepreneurship of Austria hosted a presentation of the Russian application of the candidate city of Ekaterinburg for the right to hold the World Expo in 2025.

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In May 2017, Russia officially became a contender for the Worldwide Universal Exhibition EXPO 2025. Yekaterinburg was chosen as the candidate from the Russian Federation.

The theme of the Russian application: "Transforming the world: innovations and a better life - for future generations".

The decision on which of the countries will adopt EXPO 2025 will be taken by secret ballot at the 164th General Assembly of the BIE in Paris in November 2018. Osaka, Paris and Baku will also fight for the right to host one of the largest international events.

The Global Summit on Production and Industrialization is being held at the initiative of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) with the support of the UAE Ministry of Economy.

Held in Abu Dhabi on March 27-30, 2017, the first Summit was organized at a high level, gathered more than three thousand participants, proved to be a promising forum for discussion and solution of topical issues in the field of innovative industry.

The working visit was organized with the assistance of the Trade Mission of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Austria.


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