On 13 June 2019 the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the UK hosted a signing ceremony at his Residence. A number of agreements was signed during the ceremony – most importantly, the document on recognition of the Russian National Association of Mining Engineers as a regional representative office of the UK-based Institute of Minerals, Materials and Mining (IOM3). The agreement was signed by Dr Vladimir Litvinenko, President of the Association and the Principal of St. Petersburg Mining University, and Dr Colin Church, Chief Executive of the IOM3.
Under the terms of the agreement, Russian partners of IOM3 will be granted exclusive rights to accredit mineral and raw material specialists as holders of such titles as, for example, “Professional Engineer” and “Fellow Engineer”.
The signing ceremony was attended by Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko, Principal of St. Petersburg Mining University Vladimir Litvinenko, President of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce Charles Hendry, and Dr Colin Church, as well as by top managers of BP and Shell.