In the spring of 2019, a Russian-Italian business forum will be held in Voronezh. The event will address issues of bilateral cooperation, the Press Center of the Regional Government has reported. On behalf of the head of the region Alexander Gusev, Deputy Governor – First Deputy Prime Minister of the Voronezh Region Vitaly Shabalatov met with the Honorary Consul of the Italian Republic Vittorio Torrembini on Wednesday, January 16.

The parties discussed promising areas of cooperation between the Voronezh Region and the Italian Republic. Vittorio Torrembini noted: Italian business has recently become more active in Russia. In particular, in 2018 nine Italian factories were opened in the country. In 2019, they planned to launch another 15 enterprises. Vitaly Shabalatov stressed: the Voronezh Region is a favorable region for the implementation of investment projects in a number of areas, including the production of building materials, agriculture, in particular, animal husbandry.

The meeting participants studied the prospects for cooperation in the development of the special economic zone established in the region. Vitaly Shabalatov noted that the regional authorities were ready to provide comprehensive support for the implementation of potential investment projects.