On 24-26 February 2016, the delegation of ROGWU, headed by its President, Lev Mironov visited Oslo, Norway, with the organizational support of the Trade Mission of Russian Federation in Norway. The aim of the visit was the development of an international dialogue platform ‘Northern Dialogue’, the decision on the formation of which was adopted on 1-2 November 2015 in Bodo (Norway) at the international conference of ROGWU and the Norwegian trade union Industri Energi.
There was a working meeting in the Trade Mission of Russian Federation in Norway held on 25 November. Alexander Khrol, the director of the Norwegian consulting company ‘Nord Development AS’, also took part in the meeting. During the meeting the issues of the cooperation development of northern regions of two countries were covered in order to stimulate the growth of regional economies along with the possible participation of ROGWU in the business events organized by the Trade Mission of Russian Federation in Norway. To sum up the participants decided to hold a round table ‘Northern Dialogue’ during the Third Russian-Norwegian business forum ‘Regions of Russia’, dedicated to the 95-th anniversary of the Trade Mission of Russian Federation in Norway in September 2016. It is planned that ROGWU is going to be an organizational partner for the event for the Russian regions and for the Norwegian regions, the coordinator will be the Norwegian trade union ‘Industri Energi’.
The working meeting with Leif Sande, the president of the Norwegian Trade Union Industri Energi was held on 25 November. The main topic of the meeting was to discuss the working plan for 2016 and the conclusion of the treaty between Norwegian Trade Union Industri Energi and the Association of Trade Unions of basic industries and the construction of the Russian Federation.
On 26 November the delegation of ROGWU had a working meeting with Vyacheslav Pavlovskiy, the ambassador of the Russian Federation in Norway, during which the development of an international dialogue platform ‘Northern Dialogue’ was discussed and V. Pavlovskiy also expressed the desire to support ROGWU in further collaborations.
The next event, organized by ROGWU, in Oslo, Norway is planned to be in autumn 2016. The round table ‘Northern Dialogue’ will be held in September 2016 during the Third Russian-Norwegian business forum ‘Regions of Russia’, dedicated to the 95-th anniversary of the Trade Mission of Russian Federation in Norway with the participation of Norwegian Trade union ‘Industri Energi’.