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Greetings on opening of 6th BRICS Competition Conference

September 18, 2019

Vladimir Putin sent his greetings to the participants and guests of the 6th BRICS Competition Conference.

The message reads, in part:

“Your regular meetings, which are attended by delegates from government agencies, as well as from business and expert communities, are a good opportunity to exchange experience of developing competition policies and antitrust legislation and to hold in-depth discussions on current global economic subjects.

Efforts to improve the competitive environment in Russia are a vital part of the state policy aimed at intensifying economic growth and improving people’s wellbeing. Fair and honest competition is a guarantee of the country’s progressive development and forward movement in all spheres. Russia, when it assumes the BRICS presidency in 2020, intends to focus on boosting interaction within the group in the field of antitrust activities and also to improve the competitive environment.

I hope that your conference will promote the rapprochement of the global standards of fair competition, stimulate business initiative as well as strengthen our countries’ positions on the global market.”

September 18, 2019