15th Congress plenary session – 27-29 May 2008
Governor of Novgorod pledges support for interregional and transfrontier co-operation
[28/05/2008] Addressing the Congress Chamber of Regions, the Governor of the Novgorod region of the Russian Federation Sergey Mitin, said the Congress was playing an important role in strengthening local democracy in Russia. ''Novgorod has been always a strong regional centre with great economic potential and rich cultural tradition built up over the centuries. It is something that helps the region to play a prominent role in interregional and transfrontier co-operation and strengthening relations with the family of European nations,'' he said.