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Russia And Italy To Deepen Cooperation In The Field Of Pharmaceuticals And Prevention Of Illicit Trafficking In Industrial Products

 November 7, 2017 in Moscow, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich and Italian Foreign Minister Angelo Alfano, the 15th meeting of the Russian-Italian Council for Economic, Industrial and Monetary and Financial Cooperation was held. The meeting was attended by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Georgy Kalamanov.

In his speech, Georgy Kalamanov noted that industrial cooperation with the Italian side is traditionally conducted in a number of key areas: aircraft construction, machine-tool construction, oil and gas engineering, chemical and light industries.

The Deputy Minister spoke about the implementation of current Russian-Italian industrial projects, including the continuation of the Eurochem plant for the production of ammonia in Kingissep (Leningrad region) in partnership with the Italian Tecnimont; about the project of the Italian company ENEL for the construction of two wind farms with a total capacity of 291 MW in the Rostov and Murmansk regions.

The electricity generated by wind farms will be sold on the Russian wholesale market. When the necessary level of localization is achieved, the company will be entitled to an increased tariff, -

drew attention to George Kalamanov.

In addition, the results of the activities of the Russian-Italian Working Group on Industry and High Technologies, which was held on May 24, 2017 in Rome, were presented.

One of the new and promising areas in the field of industrial cooperation for both countries is cooperation in the prevention of illegal trade in industrial products. Agreed with the Italian partners on joint work in this direction. In addition, given the mutual interest in cooperation in the field of pharmaceuticals, it was decided to create a subgroup on pharmaceuticals and medicine, by now the composition has already been formed,

the Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation informed the meeting participants.

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