A fruitful meeting

The Mayor of Moscow Met with the Mayor of Paris

Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin met with the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, who was in the Russian capital for a work visit in February.

Sergey Sobyanin thanked her for the warm reception of the Moscow Government Delegation in June 2016 during Moscow Days in Paris. During the visit, Sergey Sobyanin and Anne Hidalgo signed a cooperation program between the two capitals for 2016-2018.

“It was an interesting and fruitful trip that gave serious impetus to bilateral relations,” the Mayor of Moscow pointed out. In turn, Anne Hidalgo spoke about the hospitality the Paris Delegation has been shown. “Moscow is magnificent and picturesque in the winter. Your city is especially beautiful in the evening, when the festive lights are on. It’s a good thing that there are more French tourists in the Russian capital,” Anne Hidalgo said.

She also expressed gratitude to the Government of Moscow for constructive cooperation between the two cities within the scope of the C40 Group. At the suggestion of Anne Hidalgo, who is chairman of the C40 group, one of the next meetings between the mayors of participant cities may be organized in Moscow.

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group was established in 2005. It currently includes 90 of the largest cities in the world with a total population of 600 million people, including Moscow. the main goal of the group is to draw attention to climate change issues and city initiatives aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

The mayors of the two cities also discussed issues related to further cooperation between the capitals of Russia and France. These issues included the exchange of experience and information on preparing for and holding major international athletic competitions, and the expansion of direct contacts between cultural and educational organizations, including student exchanges.



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