YEKATERINBURG, July 9. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday evening arrived on a two-day visit to Yekaterinburg to participate in the opening of the exhibition “Innoprom-2017”.
As reported in a press-service of the Kremlin, the main theme of the exhibition this year will be “Smart production”. “The exhibition includes 640 industrial companies from 17 countries, – stated in the message. – 95 States directed at “Innoprom-2017″ to their trade-industrial delegation. The partner country of the exhibition this year is Japan, where the company is widely represented in the exposition.”
On Sunday, the head of state is also an informal meeting with former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori. “It will be an informal dinner (Putin and Mori) in Yekaterinburg,” – said earlier, the TASS press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov.
Previously, the Agency Kyodo reported that the former Prime Minister of Japan, the head of the organizing Committee of the Olympic games in 2020 Yoshiro Mori intends during a meeting with Vladimir Putin to discuss the territorial question and joint economic activities on southern Kuriles.
During the working trip the President also will visit the sports complex “Datsyuk-arena”. He built at the expense of the presidential grant received for the victory of the local team “Neoplan” in the Night hockey League tournament in 2014, and budgets of Yekaterinburg and the Sverdlovsk region. The modern hockey centre with a total area of 6 thousand square meters are studying 600 young athletes.