Sergey Naryshkin, State Duma of the Russian Federation
I welcome the organisers, participants and guests of the Ninth International Rail Business Forum Strategic Partnership 1520.
Your forum has become a good tradition and a major business event that is important to the largest railway companies of Russia, CIS countries and anyone who uses their services.
An extensive transport system provides broad opportunities to implement promising integration projects and create a favourable investment climate. It is even more crucial today to discuss the key objectives for the development of the railway industry at the top professional level.
I am confident that the desired solutions will be worked out in practice during the forum and constructive recommendations will be given, including for legislative work.
I hope the forum works productively and wish its participants interesting discussions, success in their professional activities and all the very best.
The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Sixth Convocation