In 2016 the following work was performed in the field of international relations of Kabardino-Balkarian Republic:
In the period from February 26 to March 2, 2016 the Chairman of the Government of Kabardino-Balkarian Republic Mr. Aliy Musukov visited theRepublic of Austria in the framework of the official delegation of the Ministry of Russian Federation for North Caucasus to Ausrtia.
In April 6-8, 2016 delegation of the Republic of Austria, headed by Vice-President of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber Mr.Richard Schenz visited Kabardino-Balkar Republic. The organizer of the visit was the Austrian Embassy in Moscow, the visit was supported by the Ministry of Russian Federation for North Caucasus. The visit route was: Stavropol (4, April 5) - Cherkessk (5, 6 April) - Nalchik (April 6-8).
The aim of the event was to familiarize with the regions of North Caucasus Federal District, in particular with Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, the study of existing business opportunities and projects, as well as the establishment of direct contacts between the official and business circles of Austria and the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic for strengthening and further development of mutually beneficial cooperation.
On 29-30 June 2016 a regular annual session "Caucasus meets Italy" was held in the Stavropol Territory and Kabardino-Balkaria. More than 50 businessmen from Italy visited Kabardino-Balkarian Republic to exchange experiences and establish new trade and economic contacts.
From 16 to June 18, 2016 the delegation of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic under the leadership of the Head of the CBD YA Kokova participated in the twentieth Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg.
From September 29 to October 2, 2016 - participation of the delegation of Kabardino-Balkarian Republic under the leadership of the Head of KBR Mr. Yuriy Kokov at the International Investment Forum "Sochi-2016" (Sochi).
In the period from 7 to 10 November 2016 - visit to Kabardino-Balkarian Republic of the delegation of the People's Republic of China (for the construction project in Kabardino-Balkaria, a plant for the production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) food and textile industry).
On February 22, 2017, Prime Minister of Kabardino-Balkarian Republic Aliy Musukova met with the representative of the Azerbaijani engineering company TexnoAtinak Mammadli Fahraddin in the Government House.
The prospects of bilateral cooperation on concession terms in the development of housing and communal services of the capital of the republic, modernization of water supply and sanitation systems in the city of Nalchik are discussed. A thorough consideration was given to the replacement of old backbone networks, the introduction of advanced technologies, and as a consequence, to improve the quality of services provided to the population. The parties expressed interest in establishing a constructive dialogue in the framework of a number of investment projects and sectoral programs.
On March 2, 2017, the official meeting of representatives of the General Confederation of Small and Medium Enterprises of the Auvergne Rhone-Alpes region (CGPME) (France) was held in the House of Government.
The meeting was conducted by the Chairman of the Government of KBR Aliy Musukov.
The business meeting was attended by Deputy Chairman of the Government of the KBR Vladimir Bolotokov, Minister of Economic Development of KBR Boris Rakhaev and other officials.
The main purpose of the visit was to get acquainted with the region, the leadership of the republic and potential projects for further investment and joint ventures with French investors, cooperation and the establishment of bilateral relations.
On March 14, 2017, at the invitation of the Government of Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, an official meeting of the Chairman of the Government Aliy Musukov with foreign entrepreneurs was held, during which the possibility of building a plant for the processing and utilization of unsorted solid municipal and organic waste (TCO) using the CombiTech technology was discussed.
On February 28, 2017, an agreement between Kabardino-Balkarian Republic and the Autonomous Non-Profit Organization "Center for Conservation and Protection of Nature of the North Caucasus" was signed during the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi.
On March 31, 2017 during the official visit to Kabardino-Balkaria an agreement on cooperation between the Kabardino-Balkaria Republic, the open joint-stock company "Russian Hippodromes" and the All-Russian Public Organization "Federation of Equestrian Sports was signed.
Foreign Trade Activities
In the 1st-4th quarter of 2016, foreign trade turnover of participants in the foreign economic activity of Kabardino-Balkaria Republic amounted to 74.53 million US dollars, which is 21.88% higher than the level of the same period of 2015.
In the 1st-4th quarter of 2016, the participants in foreign economic activity of the country carried out export operations for the amount of $ 25.48 million, which is 10.71% higher than the corresponding period in 2015. The export volumes to non-CIS countries are estimated at $ 16.48 million. The CIS countries accounted for 9.00 million US dollars.
The volume of foreign trade of the republic's enterprises in its import part in the first quarter of 2016 amounted to $ 49.05 million (an increase of $ 10.9 million compared to 2015 or 28.61%). Of the non-CIS countries, goods were imported for $ 40.37 million (an increase of $ 13.97 million or 52.91%), from CIS countries - by $ 8.67 million (a decrease of 3, 06 million USD or by 26.05%).
In January-February of 2017 foreign trade turnover of participants in foreign economic activity of Kabardino-Balkarian Republic amounted to 12.09 million US dollars, which is 44.82% higher than in the same period of 2016.
In January-February, 2017, the participants in foreign economic activity of the republic carried out export operations for the amount of $ 2.99 million. The export volumes to non-CIS countries are estimated at $ 1.75 million. The CIS countries accounted for $ 1.24 million.
The volume of foreign trade of the republic's enterprises in its import part in January-February 2017 amounted to 9.10 million US dollars. Of the far-abroad countries, goods were imported for $ 7.97 million, from the CIS countries - by $ 1.13 million.