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Greetings to XVI International Forum Gas of Russia 2018

December 7, 2018

Vladimir Putin sent his greetings to participants, organisers and guests of the XVI International Forum Gas of Russia 2018 underway in Moscow.

The message reads, in part:

“Over the past years, your annual forum has become one of the most important business events. It has become a respected venue where the professional community holds open and substantive discussions on key issues, trends and prospects in the gas industry.

The national gas industry plays a vital role in the regions and the country as a whole. It is largely responsible for national and global energy security and directly influences the creation of favourable conditions for economic growth and for dealing with current social issues. Russia is traditionally regarded as one of the world’s largest gas exporters and has a unique transportation infrastructure, as well as competences and personnel in this sphere. It is our common task to strengthen our leading positions.

I hope that your forum will come up with solutions that are necessary at this point, including those aimed at ensuring the high standards of the sector’s technological independence and at modernising gas facilities on the basis of digital and eco-friendly technologies.”

December 7, 2018