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4 December 2019

Grodno, Kherson sign partnership agreement

A partnership agreement between Grodno and Ukrainian Kherson was signed by Grodno Mayor Mechislav Goy and Mayor of Kherson Vladimir Mikolayenko, BelTA has learned.

The agreement provides for cooperation in all areas. "The next step should be the exchange of delegations, first of all business delegations. Development of economic cooperation will improve the well-being of cities," Grodno Mayor Mechislav Goy.

"We have already got acquainted with the work of the utilities of Grodno. The city has done a lot on this front. We have a lot to learn from you and are ready to adopt the best practices," Vladimir Mikolayenko noted. The Ukrainian delegation is set to learn more about the use of hybrid trolleybuses. These vehicles do not require expanding the overhead network. A trolleybus can travel either as an ordinary trolleybus drawing power from overhead wires or as an electric bus. Grodno operates two such routes.

Cooperation in sports and tourism is also promising. Kherson, for example, hosts up to 3.5 million tourists a year and could become an attractive destination for Grodno residents.

Kherson is Ukraine's second city Grodno to have signed a partnership agreement with. Earlier, Grodno became partners with Ternopol.

Belarus news (BelTA)