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SIMFEROPOL, December 12 /TASS/. A group of Indian businessmen will visit Crimea under an agreement with Crimea’s head Sergei Aksyonov, Georgy Muradov, Crimea’s vice-premier and the permanent representative of the Republic of Crimea under the Russian president, said on Thursday.
“Indian businessmen have great interest in Crimea. They are ready to implement investment projects on the peninsula. Therefore, there is an agreement that several groups of Indian businessmen will visit Crimea soon,” Muradov told TASS.
He also said that a group of Indian journalists was also planning to pay a visit to Crimea.
“They will represent India’s biggest media outlets. They will tell the people of India about Crimea,” Muradov emphasized.
Sergei Aksyonov, the head of the Crimean government, made his first international trip in his capacity of the Crimean leader on Thursday as he accompanied President Vladimir Putin on his trip to India.
Aksyonov signed a memorandum of understanding between Crimea and the Indian-Crimean Partnership, an association of Indian business circles on the sidelines of his trip.
Tourism is another promising area of cooperation between India and Crimea, according to Aksyonov.
“I am sure that Indian businessmen will be interested in building hotels in the territory of Crimea and in forming tourist flows from India to Crimea,” Aksyonov told journalists adding that the presidential decree on Special Economic Zone in Crimea will create good conditions for investors.
“Crimea as part of Russia is searching for partners to implement investment projects in the republic’s territory, exchange views and form a convenient business environment,” Aksyonov said in conclusion.