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Welcome letters

Сергей Нарышкин, председатель Государственной Думы Федерального Собрания Российской Федерации

Sergey Naryshkin, Chairman of State Duma, Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

I welcome the organisers of and participants in the VII International Rail Business Forum.

The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation pays considerable attention to the work of railway transport. For the Russian economy, this is the key type of transport and, for millions of Russian people, the most accessible and popular type of transport.

The 1520 Strategic Partnership business forum will discuss the entire range of railway industry development issues from the current tasks of commuter carriage to strategic areas of cooperation with foreign partners. The Forum is rightly seen as a generator of progressive ideas and milestone international agreements.

I wish the business forum fruitful work and its participants – interesting discussions and useful new meetings.