Vladimir Putin.Ramil Sitdikov/RIA Novosti
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s speech at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) is likely to have a positive effect on investors’ attitude to Russia, Russian Federation Council (upper house of parliament) Speaker Valentina Matviyenko told TASS on Friday on the forum’s sidelines.
"I feel that his speech may have a positive effect on the attitude of business people and investors to Russia," she said noting that "the president has sent important signals to business, investors."
"It is extremely important, especially for major global companies, to hear firsthand information about the current state of affairs in Russia, about how the economy will grow and what guarantees business and investors will receive," the speaker said.
The 2017 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF2017) is held in the Russian second-biggest city on June 1-3.
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