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Greetings on the opening of the 12th International Forum and Exhibition Transport of Russia

November 20, 2018

Vladimir Putin sent his greetings to participants and guests at the 12th International Forum and Exhibition Transport of Russia, which is being held in Moscow on November 20–22.

The message reads, in part:

“It should be noted that the sustainable development of the Russian regions and the country as a whole along with the quality of life and prosperity of the people depend on the precise and smooth operation of the transportation system. This explains why we are giving the utmost attention to improving this sector and enhancing its competitiveness.

Your forum and exhibition have been contributing to this challenging work for many years. Every year you bring together in Moscow delegates from the federal and municipal authorities, heads of relevant enterprises, companies, public organisations and experts. You offer themes of concern to professionals and demonstrate promising designs as well as solutions together with novel achievements that can be used to implement major, especially relevant projects. We need your business-like and unanimous approach because we are faced with the ambitious job of modernising our transportation fleet and infrastructure. We must also be more active in applying new technology that meet international safety, reliability and environmental compatibility standards and make full use of the public-private partnership mechanisms.

I am confident that your forum and exhibition will be held in a constructive manner and that your recommendations will be implemented in practice.”

November 20, 2018