Mariupol is a city with an interesting destiny and 225 years of history. The city is located on the Northern coast of the Azov Sea and has favorable natural conditions for developing agriculture and health resorts. Natural reserves in the area of Mariupol attract tourists. Mariupol is also one of the largest industrial centers, creating third of industrial products of Donetsk region and 8 % of entire Ukraine.
Taganrog's proximity to the Russian-Ukrainian border and its established economic and cultural relations determined the priorities in development of the two cities. Ukraine is the absolute leader in the external economic and commercial relations of Taganrog's businesses, with its share in the international trade turnover of the city over 30%. Taganrog has long-standing relations with Mariupol and a number of other Ukrainian cities, first of all other IBSC members: Kherson, Yalta, Odessa, Nikolayev, Yuzhniy, Sevastopol, Ilyichevsk.
The year 2002 was declared “The Year of Ukraine in Russia”. In this connection, the local government of Taganrog organized several business and cultural events, e.g. the meeting of the business representatives of Ukraine and Rostov region.
An agreement between Mariupol city council and Taganrog local government was signed, its subject being the collaboration in the areas of environment protection and improvement in the Azov Sea region.
Since the beginning of 2002, three Russian-Ukrainian exhibitions in the cities of Taganrog, Mariupol and Lugansk have been organized. The primary intent of such exhibitions is assistance in development of business relations between the companies in Russia and Ukraine, development of business contracts and new deals. The delegation of Taganrog took part in one of the priority actions of The Year of Ukraine in Russia, The Ukrainian-Russian business forum September 20-22, 2002.
The partnership agreement was terminated by Mariupol City Council's vote in June 2017.
For more information on Mariupol go to www.marsovet.org.ua
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