Antwerp, April 18, 2017 - Delegation of PJSC ALROSA, the global leader in rough diamond production, headed by the company president Sergey Ivanov, pays a working visit to Antwerp, Belgium.
At the Antwerp World Diamond Center (AWDC), Sergei Ivanov, accompanied by Mr. Andrey Yurin, Head of the Gokhran of Russia, was welcomed by the President of AWDC’s Board of Directors Mr. Stéphane Fischler, the Vice President of AWDC’s Board of Directors Mr. Nishit Parikh and several members of AWDC’s management team.
The parties negotiated further development of bilateral cooperation between ALROSA and AWDC. In particular, the possibility of the company's participation in the events dedicated to the 570th anniversary of the diamond trade of Antwerp to be celebrated in 2017-2018, was discussed.
Later today a working meeting with the leadership of the diamond exchange «Beurs Voor Diamanthandel» took place.
The agenda of the president of ALROSA also includes a visit to the « Diamond Office», which registers all the rough and polished diamond export-import operations in Belgium.
Belgium is one of the key trade and industry partners of ALROSA and one of the world's largest diamond trading centers. In 2013, ALROSA and AWDC, representing the interests of the Belgian diamond business, entered into a cooperation agreement. The agreement, in particular, provides for the promotion of diamond trade, interaction on the Kimberley Process, the implementation of educational programs and the exchange of information.