Trust between countries, and the pursuit of dialogue are key components for developing business the world over
The theme for this year’s Forum is ‘Building a Trust Economy’. [...] We are willing to engage in a frank dialogue, to establish mutually beneficial relations based on trust, and to create – and restore – positive partnerships with the leading players in the global economy. It is trust, it is compliance with agreements, which form crucial components for developing business — Georgy Poltavchenko, Governor of St. Petersburg.
We at the United Nations view the notion of an economy of trust as not only a geo-political and a business dimension. Clearly, for nations to trade, for business to succeed, for commerce to have a stable economy and global political situation, we need an economy of trust — Achim Steiner, Administrator, The United Nations Development Programme.
We need to identify shared themes, and we need dialogue. This will be one of the conditions by which we will be able to remove the barriers which are beginning to dominate economic discussions – be they sanctions, or protectionism. [...] Trust in the international arena serves as a guarantee of sustainable economic development, and of eliminating the negativity which we are currently witnessing in the form of protectionism and restrictions in global trade — Anton Siluanov, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation .
Trust is crucial to building relations, including relations in trade, economics, and investment. When there is trust between the government, the people, and the business community, it becomes possible to develop trade and cooperation. This helps create the conditions by which each country – and the entire globe – can develop. [...] We therefore applaud the theme of this year’s Forum — Nguyen Van Binh, Member of the Politburo, Secretary of the Central Committee, Head of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee’s Commission for Economic Affairs.
We are in fact against protectionism and in favour of multilateralism. Today, trust plays a vital role — Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cuba.
Trust carries fundamental meaning, particularly for our countries, whose economies are insufficiently developed. [...] Today there is a feeling amongst us that global trade is developing in a way that ignores the interests of the African continent. [...] Today, I believe that it is vital for the world to become fairer, for the world to take developing countries into consideration. These countries are equally in need of transformation, and of processing their resources and raw materials in order that they may engage in trade in the global economy — Faustin Archange Touadera, President of the Central African Republic.