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A meeting between the head of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia, Maxim Reshetnikov, and the French Minister of the Economy, Finance and Recovery, Bruno Le Maire, the co-chairmen of the French-Russian Economic, Financial, Industrial and Commercial Council (CEFIC), took place on Monday, 19 July via video conference.
"France remains Russia's priority partner. Despite the pandemic and the accompanying crisis, our trade volume in the first five months of 2021 increased by 40% compared to the same period last year, reaching $7.7 billion," Maxim Reshetnikov stated.
The minister emphasised that Russia, as well as France, devotes a great deal of attention to the climate agenda. Reshetnikov invited the French side to work together to promote this position on the world stage.
The ministers also discussed trade and investment cooperation, and implementation of joint projects in the fields of energy, transport and aircraft building. Maxim Reshetnikov invited his French counterpart to hold regular meetings in preparation for the 26th CEFIC session.