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French-Russian Entrepreneurship - 10 November, 2003

Francis Mer, French Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry has announced in his opening speech at the French-Russian seminar that France wants to resume trade with Russia according to its newly developed plan.
The meeting is being held on the basis of those negotiations led by Boris Aleshin, Vice-Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation.

Mer has emphasized that “political aspects of our cooperation” cannot be left out. An exceptionally vivid dialogue between the two countries is still in process. “Or President plans to visit Russia sometime this year. We are expecting Mr. Putin’s arrival in the nearest future.”
In the course of his talks with Mr. Aleshin, French Minister has also mentioned that France is eager to establish new relationship with Russian administration, a relationship aimed specifically at entrepreneurs.