The Far East is Russian Asia, but it is also Europe in the centre of Asia [...] It has great potential. We are all looking forward to the end of the pandemic and the possibility of Europe and Asia integrating more closely not only in tourism and socio-cultural terms, but also in business and in the economy [...] European business in the Far East and Arctic have a strategic opportunity to use European technologies here [...], the opportunity to sell good services in the Far East in cooperation with Russian partners, and to target the largest fastest-growing markets of the Asia-Pacific region — Alexey Chekunkov, Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic.
The French are interested [in industries] in the Far East such as pharmaceuticals, energy, mineral extraction services, roadwork equipment, infrastructure solutions to provide people with a comfortable life, logistics, engineering, construction as well as the production of building materials. So we are covering an extremely wide range of needs of the people and the region, if we are counting on the very powerful continuation of infrastructural and urban development […] The dynamics are very positive. We hope that France will also be able to contribute to the development of its tourism potential — Pavel Shinsky, General Director, French-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
We are purposely creating centres of scientific expertise here that are tied to centres of consumption […] We have a geothermal generation segment not very far from here in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. And this still has such immense potential for our cooperation. It can be developed all over the world in terms of technology and equipment. Europe, of course, should also be interested in this. We are waiting [...] for our colleagues to exchange experience and certain technological solutions. We also have something to show them — Sergey Machekhin, Deputy General Director Project Engineering and International Cooperation, RusHydro.