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Welcome letters

Максим Соколов, министр транспорта Российской Федерации

Maxim Sokolov, Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation

Dear friends and colleagues,

I, both personally and in my capacity as Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all to the 7th International Rail Business Forum “1520 Strategic Partnership”.

The goal of the forum will be to engage with the interests of the Russian transport branch and to explore issues surrounding its integration into the international transport services market.

My duty will be to promote and maintain the forum’s focus on developing practical measures for enhancing the transit potential of the “East-West” and “North-South” land corridors while simultaneously modernising and developing railway infrastructure in order to increase the speed and quality of transboundary transport.

The “1520 Strategic Partnership ” forum truly deserves its reputation as the most representative business meeting for leaders of the rail industry. I am confident that the discussions and negotiations that will take place among its participants will produce significant results.

I wish you all the best of luck, as well as interesting and productive meetings!

Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation  Maxim Sokolov