Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation
I welcome the participants, organisers and visitors of the VII International Rail Business Forum 1520 Strategic Partnership.
Your Forum enjoys well-deserved authority as a useful, time-tested venue where topical sectoral problems and guidelines for further joint work are discussed at the highest professional level. The effectiveness of this interaction goes a long way towards determining the development of the national economies and deepening cooperation. This applies fully not only to the countries that have common railway standards, but also to other states belonging to the Eurasian transport and logistics system.
I am confident that the Forum’s recommendations concerning the state and development of the railway infrastructure, transport safety and high environmental standards will be implemented in practice.
I wish you fruitful and constructive work and all the best.