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Address of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to the Participants and Guests of the Eighth Gaidar Forum

Dear friends,

I would like to welcome everyone who have come to Moscow for the Eighth Gaidar Forum.

These meetings are always notable for their highly relevant and diverse agenda and important participants such as outstanding scientists, politicians and public figures, representatives of business, the financial community and international organizations. The participants discuss promising ideas aimed at improving the business and investment climate in our country and strengthening the domestic economy’s competitiveness are being discussed here.

It is important that your constructive initiatives and the powerful intellectual potential of the Gaidar Forum find practical application. I hope that the suggestions and recommendations that you make will help Russia meet social and economic goals the country is facing and strengthen international cooperation in overcoming common global challenges.

I wish you success and all the best.
Vladimir Putin