Press release on the Fort Ross Dialogue conference
The delegation passed along a message of greetings from Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to the Native American tribe of Kashaya Pomo on the 200th anniversary of the signing of a friendly agreement with Russia. Invoking the history of extensive and positive Russian-US cooperation, forum participants discussed prospects for improving bilateral relations in the current circumstances. Opportunities for international cooperation and developing closer ties in the economic, energy, environmental, cultural and humanitarian, scientific and educational areas were also discussed.
On the sidelines of the conference, Vologda Region Governor Oleg Kuvshinnikov and Acting Deputy Governor of the Tyumen Region Andrey Shalnev met with California Governor Jerry Brown and former Defence Secretary William Perry. The Renova charity foundation sponsored an exhibition as part of the Russian Geographical Society’s international photographic contest, The Most Beautiful Country, which celebrates Russia’s natural riches.