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MOSCOW, April 6. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russian exports to Austria grow amid the general trade turnover decline of 25%, he said Wednesday.
"Unfortunately, as a result of the difficulties which I have already mentioned, we see a significant decline of trade turnover by 25%," he said. "Although Russian exports to Austria, have actually grown a little," he added.
Putin noted that, despite all difficulties, relations between Russia and Austria are developing. The president emphasized that economic relations were always considered important.
According to Putin, Russia is one of the largest investors in the Austrian economy. For its part, Austrian companies also invested heavily in the Russian economy.
"I am confident we will have the opportunity to talk about bilateral relations and relations in a multilateral format, I mean our relationship with the European Union, and also current key topics," Putin said.