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The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, and helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5000 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 155 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 75 countries worldwide.

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09.04.2019

Meeting with Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven

Meeting with Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven

The President of Russia met with Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Sweden Stefan Löfven on the sidelines of the 5th International Arctic Forum The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr Prime Minister, colleagues,

Allow me to welcome you to St Petersburg once again. First of all, I would like to thank you for accepting the invitation. Cooperation in the Arctic is extremely important for us. In addition, this is, of course, an opportunity for us to discuss our bilateral agenda as well.

Our relations are making headway regardless of the difficulties. Last year our trade increased by over 32 percent. Our Swedish friends — and I mean our Swedish friends — invested about $5 billion in the Russian economy.

I said «friends» and he [the interpreter] said «partners.» He is simply a thug. Because we call all of our investors, all Swedish companies — and there are over 500 in Russia — friends.

We also have a business council. On our side, it is chaired by Mr Dmitriyev from the Russian Direct Investment Fund, and on the Swedish side, by the head of Volvo.

We hope to see Swedish representatives at the regular St Petersburg International Economic Forum.

Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Sweden Stefan Löfven: I thought I would say my first words in English if that is OK.

I would like to thank you, Mr President, for hosting me and for organising this very important event, this Arctic conference. I believe that though part of it was occupied by other issues, I think, at the same time, that the discussions that we have about the Arctic show that we do have mutual interest in this region. And I am also very happy to be in St Petersburg because of the reasons I mentioned in my speech, that it symbolises the history that we share, but also that we share this region right now and we also share a future together.

I also very much appreciate the possibility to discuss political issues at this level. And I would like also to continue political discussions because we need that obviously. On some issues, we have common views, on some, we have different views, but those also need to be discussed. Needless to say, investment is of course a mutual interest that we definitely can develop.

Vladimir Putin: Thank you.

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Source: http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/60254


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