Foreign investors spoke about their optimism with regard to their work in Russia during their meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov has said on the results of the event, adding that the meeting was very good and constructive.
"There were a lot of digital [economy] and innovation issues on the agenda; and very constructive and promising suggestions by the companies on the development of not only their businesses but the improvement of the regulatory environment and the environment supporting innovation and investment. There were very kind, good and constructive discussions … They said they were very optimistic about their presence in Russia", Akimov told reporters on Friday.
The deputy prime minister added that the businesspeople presented their plans for future work. The official noted there were a lot of representatives of European companies and US investors among the meeting participants.
Akimov continued by saying that the discussions were focused on national projects in education, healthcare, and other areas. The participants discussed the educational agenda, human resources training and other incentives for the implementation and development of such projects.
"It was a very high-level discussion. There were no questions concerning tax regulations, debt, liabilities or customs issues", Akimov concluded.