Moscow hosted the meeting between Anton Kobyakov, Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation, and Atanas Krastin, Bulgarian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Russian Federation.
The participants of the meeting touched upon the possibility of Bulgarian high-level delegations participation in the events of the Roscongress Foundation in 2019. Anton Kobyakov invited representatives of Bulgarias business community to join the Russian Investment Forum (1415 February, Sochi), the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (68 June 2019, St. Petersburg), and the Russian Energy Week (15 October 2019, St. Petersburg), as well as to turn their attention to other events hosted in Russian regions and outside of Russia that offer regular meetings between business leaders, development institutes and local authorities throughout the year. «Russia and Bulgaria maintain contacts on a high level. Thats why we encourage representatives of Bulgarias business community and public business associations to form partnerships with us, which will give them a chance to take part in the events of the Roscongress Foundation, and we could come up with a participation format for small and medium businesses of your country at the biggest events in Russia. For example, we could consider Bulgarias participation as a guest country of SPIEF 2019. This status provides an opportunity to place the countrys pavilion at the Forum venue. I am confident that such a format will help demonstrate Bulgarias opportunities for foreign investors from Russia and any of the 143 countries traditionally participating in SPIEF to the Forum participants,» emphasized Anton Kobyakov.
In his turn, Mr. Ambassador noted that forums of the Roscongress Foundation can become a solid base for developing business ties at the level of officials and business leaders of our countries. «For example, Bulgaria has the Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency and InvestBulgaria Agency (IBA), which actively take part in organizing and hosting business forums in our country during official visits and meetings of intergovernmental commissions, help with establishing contacts with largest companies, as well as representatives of small and medium businesses. In case of potential institutionalization between them and the Roscongress Foundation, we could form serious business delegations for the above-mentioned events,» summarized Mr. Krastin.
The parties agreed to continue joint consultations upon determining Bulgarias participation format in 2019 events.