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FOREIGN POLICY NEWS

17.06.2013

Meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron

Vladimir Putin and David Cameron held a bilateral meeting following the award presentation ceremony for the Arctic Convoys veterans.

After the meeting, the President of Russia and the British Prime Minister gave a joint news conference.

News conference following a meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron

PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA VLADIMIR PUTIN: Ladies and gentlemen,

Prime Minister Cameron and I have held substantive and constructive talks. In fact, it was a continuation of our recent meetings and conversations in the Russian city of Sochi. I am very pleased that the British Prime Minister and I enjoy such stable businesslike and constructive relations, which gives us the opportunity to discuss current issues in the economy, politics and international relations.

It's no secret that the global economy is facing great challenges. However, Russian-British economic ties continue growing. Last year, they increased by nearly 10% in the first few months. In the first four months of this year, bilateral trade grew by over 15%. That means a great deal, I assure you, because what stands behind these figures is jobs, economic activity, wages and taxes. It is a very positive aspect of our relations.

We have good prospects, especially in key sectors. Space is one of such high-tech spheres. The Prime Minister has already mentioned the Russian GLONASS system. We look forward to constructive cooperation in this area.

There are opportunities for cooperation in the field of nuclear energy, and not just in the United Kingdom and Russia, but also in third countries. Our companies Rolls-Royce and Rosatom have established close business ties.

As you know, our relations are developing very successfully in the field of hydrocarbons. Apart from BP, there are many other British companies working in Russia.

The mining and metals industry is developing dynamically. Moreover, the regional dimension of this cooperation is expanding. This is a very positive signal to our economies, and indeed for European economic activity.

We are interested in adopting the experience of the British capital as one of the world's financial centres, and in working in the field of small and medium-sized businesses. Those initiatives were put forward by Prime Minister Cameron, and we are paying close attention to them. We hope that all this will evolve into joint, very positive and promising work.

Naturally, we talked about the most pressing international issues. One of them is Syria. We are united by our common goal and desire to create the conditions for conflict settlement. I agree with Prime Minister Cameron that it should be done as quickly as possible. I very much hope that Mr Prime Minister’s initiatives, particularly in the context of the forthcoming discussions among the leaders of the eight leading nations, will play a positive role in the settlement process. There are other matters we will discuss as well, which are equally complex. But this is one of the most acute issues and we are all aware of that.

We very much hope that our relations with the United Kingdom will continue to develop in the same positive way in the future. There are good reasons for that, the most important of which is that we have shared interests. I have mentioned some promising joint projects. I hope that we will make progress on them.

In conclusion, I would say that we began our meeting today with a very emotional event: the presentation of state awards, as Prime Minister Cameron has already mentioned, to Northern Convoys veterans (also called Arctic Convoys), former British servicemen. These are elderly people but their courage in the fight against Nazism is not diminished; on the contrary, the further these events recede into history, the more we realise the greatness of what these people achieved in the fight against the Nazi threat, both in Russia and the UK.

We share a great deal in the historical past. I hope we have a bright future.

Thank you very much for your attention.

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