Roscongress Foundation and the Swiss-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed an agreement on cooperation

October 5, 2017

Roscongress Foundation and the Swiss-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed an agreement on cooperation

On October 5, 2017, the ceremony of signing an agreement on cooperation between the Roscongress Foundation and the Swiss-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry took place during the Russian energy week (the Swiss Russian Forum Foundation). The document was signed to foster effective communication between expert communities as well as business and political circles of the Russian Federation and the Swiss Confederation.

  The parties agreed on cooperation in a number of areas in the process of organizing joint events aimed at strengthening economic ties between the countries.  

The President of the Swiss-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Béatrice G. Lombard-Martin noted that the representatives of Swiss business circles attribute great importance to the development of mutual trade with Russia.

  “Being a rather small country, Switzerland takes the ninth place in the volume of investment into the Russian Federation and today within the framework of the Russian Energy Week 2017 we proudly sign this agreement. As the world leader in the field of innovation, Switzerland has the necessary resources and technology and is ready to support the development of innovative solutions in the field of new energy sources,” emphasized Ms. Lombard-Martin.

  A new opportunity for fruitful cooperation on the issues of further development of Russian-Swiss dialogue will present itself in the Russian House Residence in Davos during the World Economic Forum (WEF) on January 22–26, 2018. Official Russian residence will be organized for the second time by the Roscongress Foundation and will become the center of Russian culture as well as a discussion platform during the WEF.

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04 October 2017 Open session of the Housing Reform Assistance Fund Supervisory Council takes place as part of Russian Energy Week

October 4, Moscow. – An open session of the Housing Reform Assistance Fund Supervisory Council has been held as part of Russian Energy Week.

Taking part in the discussion were Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Anton Inyutsyn, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation Leonid Gornin, First Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Federation Committee on the Federal Structure, Regional Policies, Local Self-Governance, and Affairs of the North Stepan Kirichuk, Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation Alexandra Levitskaya, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Housing Policy and Housing and Communal Services Alexander Sidyakin, Chairperson of the State Duma Committee on Housing Policy and Housing and Communal Services Galina Khovanskaya, and Chairman of the Civic Chamber Commission on Housing and Public Utilities, Construction, and Roads Igor Shpektor.

Participants discussed promising areas of activity for state corporations which take into account the issues facing state policy with respect to increasing energy efficiency in housing and utilities. The importance of this issue with respect to Russian housing and utilities was noted by Anton Inyutsyn in particular. “The existence of an effective long-term development institute for housing and utilities is absolutely essential in order to tackle the challenges of modernizing utility infrastructure”, the Deputy Minister underlined.

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