"Banca Intesa, as a European bank, is very interested in financing the agricultural sector of Russia's Far East. You know that a big Russia-China fund was established and many Italian and European companies participated in this process. And we are studying the finance options. Besides the agricultural sector we are interested in energy, transport and infrastructure spheres. It is the future," Fallico, who is also the president of the Conoscere Eurasia Association, said on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF).
The EEF kicked off earlier in the day on Russky Island off Russia's eastern city of Vladivostok. The forum, which is due to run through Saturday, is expected to attract some 2,500 participants, from countries including China, Japan, South Korea, India, Vietnam, Australia, the United States and Singapore.