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France: Russia's Oreshkin and France's Sapin discuss trade and economic ties at CEFIC 02:44

France: Russia's Oreshkin and France's Sapin discuss trade and economic ties at CEFIC

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March 14, 2017 at 15:43 GMT -00:00 · Published

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin welcomed Russian Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin in Paris on Tuesday, to take part in the 22nd session of the Russian-Franco Economic, Financial, Industrial and Trade Council (CEFIC), as well as discuss bilateral ties.

Following the meeting, Oreshkin said that "Russia and France traditionally have good relations especially in the economic field," before adding that "the 2016 data shows that France is among a few courtiers whose trading turnover in Russia has increased despite an overall decrease."

He continued, "French companies have been actively investing in Russia despite not the most positive dynamic of economics in the last two-three years in Russia."

"Now when the Russian economy is facing a new cycle of growth, French companies can take advantage of their broad vision and keep maintaining leading positions on many Russian markets."

France: Russia's Oreshkin and France's Sapin discuss trade and economic ties at CEFIC 02:44
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French Finance Minister Michel Sapin welcomed Russian Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin in Paris on Tuesday, to take part in the 22nd session of the Russian-Franco Economic, Financial, Industrial and Trade Council (CEFIC), as well as discuss bilateral ties.

Following the meeting, Oreshkin said that "Russia and France traditionally have good relations especially in the economic field," before adding that "the 2016 data shows that France is among a few courtiers whose trading turnover in Russia has increased despite an overall decrease."

He continued, "French companies have been actively investing in Russia despite not the most positive dynamic of economics in the last two-three years in Russia."

"Now when the Russian economy is facing a new cycle of growth, French companies can take advantage of their broad vision and keep maintaining leading positions on many Russian markets."

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