November 17 representatives of Bridgestone Corporation and Toyota MotorsCorporation met with the Ministry of Federal Affairs and External Relations of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
Bridgestone Corporation has been running tests of winter tires jointly with the Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University since 2012, last year TOYOTA Corporation also got interested in testing their equipment, focused on the Russian market in the Far North.
The meeting was attended by Minister of Federal Affairs and External Relations of Sakha (Yakutia), Vladimir Vasilyev, Russian Federation Foreign Office spokesman in Yakutsk Nikolay Dyakonov, Vice President for technical direction of the Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University Aleksey Ermakov and Director of the “NEFU Driver Training Center” Andrey Neustroev.
The Minister welcomed the guests in Yakutsk, emphasized the popularity of Toyota brand among local population and the importance of ongoing research.
Representatives of corporations have expressed their intention to cooperate on issues of research and interaction with public authorities and the customs service, and expressed a desire to visit the Republic in the coldest days of the year - in January, for better understanding of the complete picture of Japanese cars’ operation in the harsh northern climate.
Press service of the Ministry