I would like to welcome you at the XII International Rail Business Forum “1520 Strategic Partnership”.
Your annual meetings unite railway leaders from the “broad-gauge countries”, government officials, expert community and business, and are rightfully considered as one of the industry's key events. Reputed delegates, busy agenda and meaningful discussions help you to get an insight of the industry's pressing issues and work out coordinated approaches to ensure the leadership of 1520 track gauge countries in the global freight and passenger transportation market and efficient economic growth of Eurasian economies.
I believe that this Forum's decisions will work to facilitate international cooperation, improve service quality, and achieve higher competitive ability of the railway sector in general.
I wish you success in implementing your plans.
President of the Russian Federation