Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov has arrived for an official visit to New York (USA)
The Minister is to deliver a speech at the annual meeting of the US Russia Business Council.
Moreover, Minister Manturov will take part in a range of official meetings with representatives of American business.
‘We are open now for the dialogue and we don’t discriminate foreign companies based in Russia’ – said the Minister.
‘Our means of support for industries are also available to American companies. We see now that American business takes interest in the cooperation with Russia. According to the Bank of Russia figures, the foreign investment for the last quater has accounted for 335 million dollars compared with the economic situation last year, when investments accounted for 400 million for the whole year.
American companies have invested mostly in manufacturing, exploration of natural resources, wholesale and retail business, transport repairs, transportation and connection, financial activities, real estate operations and providing services. It should be noted that American investors take an instant interest in the cooperation with Russian regions, where there are huge mineral reserves and where chemical, metallurgical, aerospace, motor, and foodstuff industries are situated. Among the companies, which continue to invest into the Russian market are ‘Boeing’, ‘Ford Sollers’, ‘Pfizer’, ‘General Electric’, and others’ – stated Minister Manturov.