I would like to welcome the delegates and guests of the XII International Rail Business Forum “1520 Strategic Partnership”.
The rail sector is vitally important for the integration of Russian economy. It ensures reliable operation of industrial enterprises and creates jobs. Rail transport is most affordable for millions of people in this country. Now that many Russian regions have special economic zones and large investment projects underway, business growth in the sector is directly linked to the improvement of regional investment climate.
I believe that the XII International Rail Business Forum “1520 Strategic Partnership” can invigorate the rail industry development in Russia and its partner countries, propose efficient business solutions for the pressing tariff policy issues, infrastructure and manufacture upgrade, adoption of cutting-edge information technologies and international cooperation.
I wish you effective cooperation and understanding.
Сhairperson of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation