MOSCOW, December 11 (Sputnik) – A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Republic of Crimea and Indian business group Indian-Crimean Partnership during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s official visit to India on Thursday.
“The signing of the MoU will contribute to long-term and mutually beneficial interactions in a wide variety of industries — from engineering, pharmaceuticals, agriculture and tourism to information technology, microelectronics and industrial parks,” the press release said.
The signing of the MoU, according to the Crimean head, is an important milestone in the development of bilateral relations between Russia and India.
Crimea is quickly becoming a center for investment not only in the energy sphere, but also in infrastructure, logistics and many other industries, Aksyonov stressed.
Crimea reunified with Russia in March following a referendum on the region's status, with 96 percent of voters being in favor of the move. In November, Putin signed a law on the creation of a free economic zone in Crimea.