The beginning of close cooperation in areas of common interest of the Regions of Epirus and Western Macedonia, marks today's meeting of Regional Governors Alexandros Kachrimanis and Georgios Kasapidis (respectively) in Ioannina.
The ultimate goal of the initiative, are the two Regions- οι οποίες έχουν χαμηλό κατά κεφαλή ΑΕΠ- να ενώσουν τις δυνάμεις τους, in order to take advantage of every available financial and development program, as well as the "Development Fund", for joint actions and projects.
They are already collaborating on publishing albums and books as part of their celebration 200 years from 1821 to highlight the role of the Epirotes and the Western Macedonians in the preparation of the Revolution.
The two Regional Governors agreed that joint Development Actions and projects can be developed focusing on the mountains of Grammos and North Pindos with the aim of highlighting and promoting quality livestock., of agriculture, of logging, the protection of the environment, the promotion of culture, of traditional architecture and special forms of tourism.
Special emphasis was given to the common struggle that is being given and will continue against the illegal Hellenization of agricultural products., που πλήττουν τους κτηνοτρόφους και γενικά τους αγρότες των δύο περιφερειών.
Finally, the two Regional Governors agreed that the cooperation will be systematic, will be deepened with joint actions and initiatives and regular meetings will be established in the headquarters of the two Regions.