Address by Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of a Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic during a central opening rite of a 21st Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum:
“Distinguished participants in a 21st Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum,
Esteemed Georgy Sergeyevich
Esteemed Mr. Guterres,
Esteemed Mr. Issoze-Ngondet,
Esteemed Mr. Erdenebat,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is my good pleasure to residence a participants in a 21st Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), on seductiveness of President of a Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic and on my possess behalf, and to appreciate them for for me with a event to pronounce during a central opening event of a Forum.
I wish to underline, in particular, that it is a special honour and payoff for Serbia to attend in this year’s Forum as a guest country, and benefaction a mercantile intensity in a best probable light. In this context, we would like to express, this time again, my surpassing thankfulness to a President of a Russian Federation, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, to a Prime Minister of a Russian Federation Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev, and a whole Government of a Russian Federation.
The really fact that we are now attending a 21st SPIEF speaks volumes of a importance, success and a tradition of this meeting, hold with a appearance of heads of state or government, and opposite portfolio ministers of many countries, as good as a many distinguished universe business representatives.
This year’s Forum is hold during a rarely critical juncture, when vital universe economies are display a trend of mercantile expansion and recovery, following a tellurian general crisis. It is obligatory on us to inspire serve delay of this process, by reaching specific agreements during a top level, that will fundamentally capacitate smaller countries to grasp improved formula in their inhabitant economies.
The domestic and mercantile fortitude of many regions world-wide is rarely fortuitous on a mercantile growth, fortitude and success of vital universe economies, such as those of Russia, a United States, China, Germany, India, and other countries.
The Republic of Serbia attaches sold significance to a mercantile team-work with vital general stakeholders, and has a good seductiveness in a strongest probable participation of unfamiliar companies and unfamiliar collateral on a Serbian market.
I would like to prominence an critical fact that Serbia is one of a few countries that have sealed giveaway trade agreements both with a Russian Federation, Belarus and Kazakhstan, as good as with a EU, Turkey, including EFTA and CEFTA countries.
It is a fact that a Russian Federation is Serbia’s vital political, mercantile and one of a vital unfamiliar trade partners, and among a largest unfamiliar investors in a Serbian trade sector.
Although Serbia’s trade has somewhat declined over a past dual years, totalling some 2 billion US dollars, due to a developments on a general scene, Serbia is assured that immeasurable intensity for a energetic trade team-work has not as nonetheless been utilized. We see this Forum as an critical step towards serve strengthening of mercantile relations.
Serbia is meddlesome in stability a certain trend and wishes to feature team-work with a Russian Federation in a appetite sector, boost a trade volume, and enlarge a structure of products traded, as good as to finalize a old, and embark new infrastructural projects.
In further to investing in a sectors of banking, appetite and railways, we entice Russian investors, as good as other unfamiliar partners, to make bolder investments in all areas of mutual interest. The Government of a Republic of Serbia supports a delay of all institutional contacts directed during strengthening mercantile ties.
I would like to take this event to underline, once again, a joining of a Republic of Serbia to a growth of best probable domestic and mercantile family with all meddlesome states, formed on equivalence and mutual respect, and to demonstrate my faith that a outcome of this and identical distinguished meetings will be a reaching of specific business arrangements.
I am assured that this year’s Forum will do a high expectations of a participants.
I wish we all successful deliberations.”