On May 3-5, 2017, the delegation of the town of Mustvee, led by Mayor Max Kaur and the Chairman of the City Council Riina Pajula visited Saint Petersburg to strengthen and expand cooperation between the cities.
On May 3, the Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg welcomed the delegation of the city of Mustvee to the Mariinsky Palace. The meeting between Alexander Khodosok, a member of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, and the delegation of the Estonian town of Mustvee took place in the Red Hall of the Palace. The meeting was also attended by Vatanyar Yagya, the adviser of the Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, members of the Mustvee City Council Nonna Kolpakova and Lyudmilla Smirnova, as well as Mustvee city administration representative Kulno Pajula.
The town of Mustvee has strong international links with the local governments of Finland, Poland, Latvia and Pskov Oblast. It’s time to establish a friendly relationship with Saint Petersburg, in order to develop cultural and humanitarian ties, as well as share experience regarding municipal services and urban environment improvement. There has long been a basis for it. Our Prichud region has always been famous for its high-quality and environmentally-friendly agricultural and fish products that have been supplied to the markets of St. Petersburg for centuries.
On May 4, the delegation of the town of Mustvee visited Yekateringofsky Municipal Okrug of Saint Petersburg. The delegation was welcomed by Oleg Smakotin, the Head of the Municipal Okrug. The Head of the Okrug introduced the Mustvee delegation to the cultural and economic aspects of the Okrug’s life, as well as its rich historical heritage. The delegation visited the famous Catherinehof park, new residential areas, libraries, cultural centers, museums and educational institutions of the Okrug.
The administration of the Yekateringofsky Municipal Okrug of Saint Petersburg has positively reacted to the proposal of the town of Mustvee to develop friendly ties and prepare a cooperation agreement between the municipalities. The delegation of the town of Mustvee invited the Head and a delegation of Saint Petersburg’s Yekateringofsky Municipal Okrug to visit Mustvee and sign the cooperation agreement between the municipalities.