Representatives of the Kharkiv City Council Meet with a Delegation from the City of Maribor
The event was attended by the Head of the Department for International Cooperation Victor Rud, the Head of the Department for Administrative Services and Consumer Market Victoria Kitaygorodskaya and the Maribor Mayor Counsellor Marko Kovačič.
The parties presented the achievements of Kharkiv and Maribor and discussed ways of further cooperation between the cities. In particular, on behalf of the Mayor, Marko Kovačič offered the Kharkiv Administration to participate in the joint work within six areas: economy, culture, sports, tourism, education, and the exchange of experience between civil servants.
As reported at the meeting, the National Technical University “KhPI” is now cooperating with the University of Maribor, within the framework of which 10 Kharkiv students were trained in Slovenia, and a professor from the University of Maribor lectures today in the Kharkiv University. Today, guests have invited Kharkiv to expand this experience and exchange not only between students, but also between schoolchildren.
In addition, the guests offered to attract Kharkiv companies to develop joint economic projects, as well as to develop tourist relations, in particular, to resume air communication between cities.
Victor Rud expressed hope for successful cooperation and thanked the guests for the fruitful visit.
At the end of the official meeting, the representatives of Maribor and Kharkiv exchanged souvenirs.
The delegation from Maribor also met with Kharkiv businessmen, representatives of the European Business Association. The meeting was held in the Kharkiv Palace Hotel. The participants discussed issues of further cooperation with Slovenian colleagues.