Welcome Letters

Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation

Dear Friends,
Please accept my greetings on the opening of the Ninth International Rail Business Forum “1520 Strategic Partnership”.

Please accept my greetings on the opening of the Ninth International Rail Business Forum “1520 Strategic Partnership”.

The Forum in Sochi annually brings together representatives of the transport sector and leading investors from over 30 countries united by the common railway infrastructure of Europe and Asia. Company executives, experts, politicians and public figures convene to discuss the status of and development prospects for the railway industry and enter into international agreements and major contracts.

This year, the organisers of the event offer a highly-topical programme, as you will address crucial issues associated with expansion of the network of transit corridors on our continent and ways for the ‘broad gauge’ to comply with other railway standards, and will develop coordinated approaches to construction and equipment of high-speed lines, improving the quality and ensuring the safety of freight and passenger transportation.

I am positive that the resolution of these challenges on our agenda will enable us to increase the effectiveness of the transport infrastructure, facilitate growth in trade and industrial cooperation and create opportunities for strengthening interregional and international relations, for ensuring sustainable development of national economies.

I wish you all exciting discussions, fruitful work and all the best.

Vladimir Putin
President of the Russian Federation

Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation

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