Overseas visitors

NRHNBE111120e1, MP Nigel Mills welcomes envoys from Tajikistan. Shukhrat Rakhmatboev duputy chairman, MP Nigel Mills, cllr Stuart Bradford, Catherine Hine countryside director and Anvar Yakubov head ministry of economic development and trade.
NRHNBE111120e1, MP Nigel Mills welcomes envoys from Tajikistan. Shukhrat Rakhmatboev duputy chairman, MP Nigel Mills, cllr Stuart Bradford, Catherine Hine countryside director and Anvar Yakubov head ministry of economic development and trade.

amber Valley MP Nigel Mills welcomed envoys from Tajikistan to Ripley on Monday.

The Tajikistanis visited Ripley and the surrounding area to see how small towns in England cope in tough economic times as part of a fact-finding mission aimed at boosting their economy and stimulating UK investment.

Anvar Yakubov, the head of the ministry of economic development and trade, and his deputy Shukhrat Rakhmatboev were also given a guided tour of Denby Pottery.

As well as Mr Mills, the party consisted of the leader of Amber Valley Borough Council Cllr Stuart Bradford and Catherine Hine the Country Director of Tajikistan for Volunteer Service Overseas.