Foreign delegations have been interested in Nizhny Novgorod for quite a while, Director of the Nizhny Novgorod Regional Government's External Relations Department Olga Guseva told journalists at the City Press Center.
"Last year 38 business delegations came here. Representatives of major Danish pharmaceutical and logistics companies visited together with members of the Danish Embassy. In 2017, the Ambassador of Finland brought major Finnish shipbuilders to the Nizhny Novgorod Region. Businessmen who have been here during the World Cup have been eyeing our region. I hope that they will eventually establish contacts with our companies," Guseva noted.
She declined to name specific companies.
"We have agreed on specific projects with Croatia, and we will receive a Croatian business delegation as well as host Argentina Days in the fall," she added.
According to Guseva, 213,000 fans have visited the city since the World Cup has been on, with Argentinians accounting for 20 percent and Swedes 15 percent.