"It would seem that the political situation has not improved, but we are seeing positive developments. The new US administration has changed its tone with regard to American business in Russia. For the first time in my four and a half years at AmCham, we have heard from US officials that we need to be more proactive in developing business with Russia, since this is, in fact, the last constructive relationship that remains between our two countries. And on this basis, the relationship as a whole must be improved. This is the message from the new administration," Rodzianko said.
The head of AmCham in Russia also pointed out most feasible sectors for bilateral economic cooperation.
"Light industry and consumer goods. These areas are not affected by sanctions or other external factors … Another area is healthcare and pharmaceuticals," Rodzianko added.
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