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Business news, 01.08.2002 14:27

Saint Petersburg is going to expand cooperation with Australia

Saint Petersburg is going to expand cooperation with Australia July, 31 in Smolny the conversation of the vice-governor of Saint Petersburg - the chairman of External Affair Committee Alexander Prohorenko with the ambassador of Australia in Russian Federation Lesley Row was held. As the press-service of a mayoralty of Saint Petersburg informs, during a meeting parts have discussed prospects of the further cooperation, activization of economic contacts, development contacts with Melbourne, and also the participation of Australia in celebrating a 300-anniversary of Saint Petersburg.

According to External Affairs Committee of Saint Petersburg, the foreign trade turnover of Saint Petersburg and Australia is insignificant, but due to growth of import has increased in 2001 in 3 times and has made up 4253 thousand dollars. In foreign trade of Saint Petersburg in 2001 Australia occupied 62-d place on import (4101 thousand dollars) and 83 - on export (152 thousand dollars).

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