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Yuri Trutnev invited business circles of France to WEF-2018

Vice Premier - presidential envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri Trutnev held a meeting with French Ambassador to Russia Silvi-Agnes Berman and the French delegation, where the investment potential of the Far East was presented to the guests, the press office of the embassy said. Earlier the delegation with participation of representatives of French companies visited Khabarovsk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and Birobidzhan.

Reportedly, the Deputy Prime Minister outlined at the meeting the directions of the new state policy to improve the investment climate in the Far East and its first results. "Today, the Far East accounts for 30% of all foreign investment that comes to Russia. Four years ago, in the Far East region, 4% of foreign investment was accounted for. Growth is obvious, and this is understandable. According to our calculations, the preferences given to investors allow increasing the profitability of projects at 10-12%. It is also important that every project implemented in the Far East, we accompany, "- quotes his press service. In the Far Eastern Federal District, there are already 1,3 thousand investment projects for $ 60 billion. Yury Trutnev mentioned the possibility of holding Days of investors from France, similar to the Days of a Chinese or Korean investor. "The Far East can become a springboard for the entry of French companies into the fast growing markets of the APR. Low level of costs, low taxes, infrastructure at the expense of the state, competitive service - all this already today the Far East can offer for the French companies, "- said the Deputy Prime Minister.

According to Ms. Berman, it is reported that the French business shows interest in investing in projects of the Far Eastern Federal District. Yuri Trutnev invited the Ambassador and representatives of French business circles to participate in the IV Eastern Economic Forum (WEF-2018). At his suggestion, a meeting of representatives of the French business with representatives of the Ministry of Regional Development and the Agency of the Far East on attracting investments and supporting exports (IPA) will be organized in advance.

Earlier it was reported about the invitation to the WEF-2018 Chairman of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping. Also, it was reported about the confirmation of participation in the forum of representatives of 17 countries. The delegations of Great Britain, Germany, India, Canada, Cyprus, China, Netherlands, Norway, UAE, Jersey, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, USA, Ukraine, France, Switzerland and Japan are expected. Invitations were sent to 3974 participants, including 1353 representatives of Russian business and 2346 representatives of foreign business.

VEF-2018 will be held 11-13 September in Vladivostok. The business program of the forum, in which great attention will be paid to the development of human capital, will be complemented by a cultural and sports program. In particular, for the first time an international tournament on the logical table game of Go and the International regatta of large sailboats will be held. Last year, delegations from more than 60 countries took part in the WEF, more than 200 agreements were signed for a total investment of over 2,5 trillion rubles.
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