Vladimir Putin took part in the VII Chamber of Commerce and Industry Congress
1 March 2016, President Vladimir Putin spoke in front of the participants of the VII Chamber of Commerce and Industry Congress in Moscow.
Key topics of the Congress this year were development of small- and medium-sized companies in Russia, Russian companies' entry into foreign markets and ways of attracting investments. During his speech, President Putin underlined the importance of Chambers’ role in present economic situation and political climate:
"Today the Chamber of Commerce and Industry plays a major role as an instrument of ‘informal diplomacy’, as a venue for business contacts and for expanding economic cooperation between businesses in various countries. You are well known abroad, there are business councils and bilateral chambers of commerce and industry with a number of states. All this is a good cooperation infrastructure."
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