As for the geography issue... one can work through intermediaries, or one can work directly. In the latter case, direct cooperation is built, which is more effective. We can compensate for the geographical problem by reducing transaction costs if direct ties are established between enterprises. <...> As for the lack of information... I think that our main task today is to provide more access to information about each other’s capabilities, competitive advantages, and prospects for cooperation — Sergei Glazyev, Member of the Board, Minister in Charge of Integration and Macroeconomics, Eurasian Economic Commission.
I believe this is the task for both sides. We need to be more active, we will talk, and we will understand that high-tech exports need to be developed. What was customary before is on its way out, and we need something new in its place, something that would be in demand. Otherwise, the trade will decline — Sergey Dankvert, Head, Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor).
We should be more flexible, more active in our search for solutions. <…> We see great opportunities that go beyond traditional cooperation in the form of investments. We can take advantage of this situation, so that our countries complement each other. We should aim for deeper cooperation in terms of technological development. We are certain that our countries can benefit from such cooperation. <...> There are great investment opportunities, for example, recently a group of Russian companies invested in our railways — Martin Guzman, Minister of Economy of the Argentine Republic.