Russian Ambassador’s visit to the province of Eskişehir
Russian Ambassador H.E. Vladimir Ivanovskiy along with Russian Trade Representative Mr. Tofik Melikov paid a working
visit to the region on the 24th of September upon invitation by the Governor of Eskişehir.
The Russian delegation held talks with the Governor Mr. Kadir Koçdemir, the administration of the Chamber of
Commerce and met with the local entrepreneurs.
During the contacts the parties conducted a valuable discussion pertaining to the possibilities of establishing
trade, economic and humanitarian ties between Eskiþehir and Russia’s regions. The Turkish side expressed its
willingness to develop cooperation with appropriate Russian partners on basis of mutual benefit. Specifically, the
Eskişehir administration has decided to send a delegation to Russia’s Kostroma region to study potential fields of
In the wake of the fact that the International Organization of Turkic Culture (TURKSOY) has proclaimed the city
of Eskişehir the Cultural Capital of the Turkic World of 2013, the province’s authorities requested assistance in
obtaining relevant information and reference materials from the Russian Federation’s regions having the status of
observer members in the above mentioned organisation.