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LJUBLJANA, July 31 (Itar-Tass) — Speaker of the State Duma lower house of Russia’s parliament Boris Gryzlov has invited Slovenian businesses to take part in the Skolkovo project. He made this statement to reporters on Sunday after talks with President of the National Assembly (lower house) of Slovenia’s parliament Pavel Gantar.
“I believe that Slovenia could take part in the Skolkovo project,” he said, answering a question which promising cooperation spheres the two countries have. “I urge industrial and scientific enterprises of Slovenia to find place in this project today,” he added.
Gryzlov also praised the role of the Russian-Slovenian Business Council in the development of economic partnership between Russia and Slovenia. “More than 200 companies of Slovenia are represented in 50 regions of Russia with its help,” he said. “In addition, the construction of a pharmaceutical production facility has been launched in Istra outside Moscow. This is Slovenian technology.”
Gantar noted for his part that he believes the two countries’ transition from simply bilateral trade to a relationship when the countries “would be able to create joint products, invest and together come to the markets of third states” is promising.