Yesterday in Nikolaev with fact-finding visit there is the Plenipotentiary ambassador of the Republic of South Africa in Ukraine Andris Fenter.
He held meetings in the regional state administration and the Executive Committee of the City Soviet of People's Deputies on which reported that the purpose of its arrival - studying of opportunities of cooperation between the Republic of South Africa and Ukraine in trade, the industry, agriculture, tourism and other mutually interesting branches.
Judging by a track record (Andris Fenter worked hard years in Africa, then I presented to the Republic of South Africa in Romania, Croatia and Hungary, and since 2008 - he is the ambassador in Ukraine and in combination in Armenia, Moldova and Georgia), it is the skilled diplomat, and judging by that working in Hungary, "punched" import there from the Republic of South Africa... red sweet pepper, skilled lobbyist of the country.
Considering that the mayor of Nikolaev is in Denmark, and his first deputy also is absent, the deputy of the mayor Tatyana Yablonovskaya accepted the Plenipotentiary ambassador of the Republic of South Africa.
G - N the ambassador reported that the Republic of South Africa - the country self-sufficient, imports, generally only production of heavy mechanical engineering. And exports a set of goods, but to Ukraine - only small part. In particular, through the Nikolaev sea trade port - fruit, manganese for ferroalloy production and through the third countries - wine. Therefore the Republic of South Africa our port capacities interest, this country is interested in through service Nikolaev - Cape Town in transfer meringue in the ports of the Mediterranean. But to adjust such through service, large trade parties for a full load of a vessel are necessary. Means, it is necessary to debug business connections.
As it appeared, we already have such communications. The business owner Oleg Samsonov who was present at a meeting presented as "the specialist in Johannesburg", and himself presented as "the person of team of the mayor", reported that they last year thought of adjustment of communications on the Nikolaev line - Cape Town, as "Vladimir Chaika - Ukraine best the mayor, and the mayor of Cape Town - the best mayor of a planet". But, Oleg Samsonov considers, "to us prematurely to become the sworn brother of Cape Town, we yet Nice" (twin-city of Cape Town), but we are ready to conduct negotiations on cooperation with the city of Saldanya.
The ambassador estimated a choice of nikolayevets - according to him, in the Saldansky gulf he and itself would like to buy the house after a retirement.
As Oleg Samsonov claims, in the Republic of South Africa there are "our people" who 15 there live years and became successful and provided, to measures of the Republic of South Africa, people. Therefore he suggested to be on friendly terms not for the sake of friendship and together to earn.
But conceived I didn't begin to disclose a detail - as the businessman explained, him learned to obey seniors. Therefore he will wait for return of the mayor, all of them will discuss and then, in a month of fruitful work, will report about the offers.
The ambassador promised to help communications - both with Cape Town, and in Saldanye at it there are a lot of acquaintances.