The reliable and sound work of the transport sector provides for the territorial and economic integrity of the country, President Vladimir Putin said at a State Council session in the Kremlin, dedicated to the transport strategy.
"The modern transport sector is not just a significant economic branch. Its reliable and effective work ensures our country's territorial and economic integrity, the development of inter-regional ties, the formation of a wholesome domestic market and the rational development of our natural riches," said the Russian president.
Besides, the president continued, "our country's political and economic weight also depends on access to global transport corridors." "Communications are the decisive factor of successful international integration projects in the CIS, in Europe and in the Asia-Pacific region," Putin said. He also deems it important that "every Russian citizen should not feel isolated from the rest of the country, no matter where he lives." They have the right to private tourist and business trips, the head of state said. According to him, the role of transport here is determining.
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