Moscow, April 21, 2016 /Press Service SPIEF/. The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum held a business meeting in Stuttgart on April 21, 2016 on matters concerning the intensification of economic cooperation between Russia and Germany. A discussion took place at the event of the most pressing issues in bilateral relations and alternative options for the countries’ businesses to interact in the new realities, followed by a presentation of the Russian Federation’s investment potential and export capabilities.
According to Anton Kobyakov, the Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation and Executive Secretary of the SPIEF Organizing Committee, participating in such events opens up a wealth of opportunities for Russian companies to enter the German market and start cooperation with international companies on new and promising projects. "We are interested in and open to establishing and developing long-term, mutually beneficial economic ties between Russia and Germany," Anton Kobyakov said.
"We see the desire of Russian and German business to hold an open and effective dialogue. We are certainly interested in such meetings because they provide an opportunity to find new approaches to the development of economic relations," said Alexander Stuglev, Director of Roscongress Foundation, which organizes the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) CEO Kirill Dmitriev noted: "Meetings with our German partners in such a format are very important. They enable to move to a discussion of specific examples and methods of interaction between our countries’ investors. The RDIF is already working on joint projects with its French and Italian colleagues, and we hope that we can announce joint initiatives with our German partners in the near future."
The business meeting participants were invited to continue their discussions at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which will take place on June 16-18, 2016 under the motto "Capitalizing on the New Global Economic Reality." "I regularly attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and for me it’s always been both work and pleasure at the same time. This is the most important event in Europe for everyone who is interested in doing business with Russia and Eastern Europe. This year – an anniversary year – the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum is expected to be particularly interesting and will continue to evolve as the central discussion platform of the Eurasian Economic Union," Professor Klaus Mangold noted.
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