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10.12.2013

Ambassador Yakovenko: Russo-British Chamber of Commerce – a partner in developing co-operation between Russia and the UK

 

Economic co-operation is traditionally one of the most important elements of the developing relations between Russia and the UK. Whatever were the circumstances driving our political dialogue and differences on some issues on the international agenda, our companies continued to trade with each other, opening offices and creating jobs.

For almost a century the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce (RBCC) has been actively and resolutely assisting the two countries’ business communities to establish effective links, providing tangible help to small and medium-sized businesses, entrepreneurs, those who are experienced in working in Russia and the UK, and those who are only considering it.

Importantly, the Chamber does not confine itself to areas which are already dominant in our trade, such as energy supply, machine-building and financial services. To the contrary, quite often it endeavors to stir up interest in new areas, for example in high technology. I would also like to note the Chamber’s activities in finding mutually beneficial opportunities in the regions of Russia and the UK. I think this area is extremely important for companies that are seriously looking into long-term partnerships in new markets.

I wish RBCC’s management, members and employees Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and further success in their work.

 




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