13 January 2015, Moscow: Meeting of AEBR Secretary General Martín Guillermo Ramírez and Igor Neverov, Director of the 2nd European Department of MID, as well as further representatives of the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry :



 

On 13 January 2015, a meeting took place in Moscow between AEBR Secretary General Martín Guillermo Ramírez and Igor Neverov, Director of the 2nd European Department of MID, as well as further representatives of the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry. 

The discussions concentrated on perspectives of cross-border cooperation of Local and Regional (Oblast) Authorities at the boundaries of the Russian Federation, and particularly on cooperation taking place at the borders with the European Union and EFTA countries (North-West Region, the Baltic Cooperation, the Barents Cooperation and the Arctic Cooperation). 

It was agreed to check a cooperation framework with interested regions and institutions, analysing CBC perspectives and, most possibly, the organization of a joint event in the coming months, always with the knowledge and approval of both the Russian Federation and the EU institutions. 

The AEBR will ask for a briefing meeting with the EU External Action Service and DG Regio in order to inform about this meeting and expected results and consequences.

The AEBR is committed in the search of fruitful channels of cooperation between the border regions of the EU, the Russian Federation and other countries in the area.

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