September 18, 2009 the official delegation of the city of Taganrog headed by Mayor Fedyanin and Chair of the city council Yuri Stefanov
visited the city of Kharsyzsk
in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine.
At 9:00 AM local time at the assembly hall of the Kharsyzsk Local Government gathered representatives of the community, war veterans, school teachers and students, representatives of culture and sport organizations. The Head of the city of Kharsyzsk
Valery Dubovoy and Mayor of Taganrog Nikolay Fedyanin gave a warm greeting to people who were present and signed the Agreement of Cooperation between Khartsyzsk and Taganrog.
The Agreement stipulates that both sides are planning to strengthen cooperation in various areas, including economy and trade, social affairs, exchange of experience in solution of the most vital problems of the two cities, participation of the representatives from the sister cities in sports competitions, culture festivals, contests and many more.
After the ceremony of signing the cooperation agreement was over, Mayor Fedyanin presented diplomas of The 4th International Children's Art Competition "Anton Chekhov and Heroes of his Works"
to five participants from Khartsyzsk, students of the Khatsyzsk art school.
In his address to the citizens of Kharsyzsk
, Mayor Fedyanin thanked for the very warm welcome, and also for the initiative to sign the agreement and to establish partnership relations made by the Ukrainian side. The mayors of the two cities arrived at conclusion that the "people-to-people diplomacy" in localities in localities will show the high-level politicians how the real steps towards each other can be made.
After the official reception the mayors of Taganrog and Khartsyzsk responded to the questions made by the local newspapers and by the citizens of Khartsyzsk. At the press-conference, Mayors Fedyanin and Dubovoy agreed that the next step in the cooperation between the two cities will be the development of a detailed planning of joint events.