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Greetings from the Chair

Aysen Nikolaev Chair of the Association of North East Asia Regional Governments Head of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)

 

Honorable Members of the Association of North East Asia Regional Governments,

Since the foundation of NEAR, the member regional governments have agreed on the importance and necessity of NEAR activities to strengthen cooperation between regional governments in Northeast Asia.

There are various cooperation projects in different spheres ranging from economics and trade to issues of international cooperation in science and the introduction of new technologies which have been successfully implemented through the network of the Association. Currently, the Association faces new challenges in expanding interregional cooperation using practical mechanisms in implementing joint projects and strengthening the strategic vectors of cooperation.

The Sakha Republic (Yakutia), as one of the founders of NEAR the attaches great importance to the strengthening of pre- existing relations and the establishment of new trade, economic, and friendly ties with the regions of NEAR member regional governments. Seeking out new areas of cooperation is one of the priorities of the external economic activities of the Sakha Republic.

As the NEAR Chair, the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) is ready to take an active part in strengthening and expanding interregional cooperation between the countries of Northeast Asia, promote the ideas of NEAR, and support and strengthen bilateral cooperation between foreign countries.

For social and economic development in Northeast Asia, NEAR member regional governments are required to commit themselves to resolve challenges in cooperation. Through proactive economic activities among NEAR member regional governments, it is possible to raise living standards and improve the quality of life. As the head of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), and the Chair of NEAR, we will be able to present solutions for greater prosperity in Northeast Asia based on the principles of equality and reciprocity.

We wish all the NEAR members happiness, prosperity, and success as you hold international activities with a sense of professionalism and responsibility.

Aysen Nikolaev
Chair of the Association of North East Asia Regional Governments
Head of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)