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Polotsk to host Week of Friedrichshafen 4-9 September

02.09.2013 19:38, Polotsk district executive committee,
The Week of Friedrichshafen will take place in Polotsk on 4-9 September, as per Polotsk District Executive Committee.  
A representative German delegation headed by Mayor Peter Hauswald is expected to arrive in Polotsk in early September. It is planned that Polotsk will host a presentation of joint projects. The two cities will sign a cooperation program for 2014-2015. Besides, an extended conference will be held to discuss cooperation between the companies and business of Polotsk District and the city of Friedrichshafen.  

Among those invited to take part in the day of economy are representatives of the German Embassy in Belarus, heads of Zeppelin Weissrussland and the Board of the German-Belarusian Economic Club. The German delegation will visit Polotsk industrial companies: Polotsk Dairy, Polotsk Bakery, Polotskgaz, Balkhim-Garant.

The guests from Friedrichshafen will also pay a visit to Polotsk State University. "The educational establishment will host a presentation of the journalistic project, Polotsk Writes for Friedrichshafen, as part of the agreement on the youth exchange and an agreement with Friedrichshafen daily newspaper Sudkurier on the publication of articles and photos about the life in Belarus and Germany. The agreements were signed in October 2012. Students of Polotsk District took an active part in this project. A review of the results and an award ceremony will take place in December," the district executive committee said.

The program of the visit of the German delegation will also include tours of the National Arts and Crafts Center, St Andrew Bobola Church in Polotsk and a trip to Vitebsk to see the Ilya Repin museum Zdravnevo and the Marc Chagall Museum.

The Week of Friedrichshafen will be held in Polotsk for the second time. The event to develop and strengthen twin-town relations was first organized in 2009 as part of Polotsk City Day. The Week of Polotsk was organized in Friedrichshafen in 2012. The two cities have been cooperating for more than 23 years. The cities have been implementing joint projects in education, healthcare, culture, sports and urban development.