Plenary Session

Plenary Session

2 June, 14:00–16:00

Address by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin
Address by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
Address by the Federal Chancellor of Austria Christian Kern
Address by the President of the Republic of Moldova Igor Dodon


Key moments

Russian IT companies are definitely globally competitive. Russian professionals do not merely offer the best and unique software solutions; in essence, they create a new sphere of knowledge, a new environment for development of the economy and life. A fundamentally new, flexible regulatory framework must be created for introducing digital technologies in all areas of life. At the same time, all decisions should be made taking into account the information security of the state, business and people. Effective protection of their rights, business, and property is of crucial significance for entrepreneurs. Demand guarantees of both the state and private-public companies should be expanded to include products produced under special investment contracts. Russia is already contributing to resolving global problems and is prepared to do more. We are implementing large-scale environmental programmes, including in the Arctic; we are increasing supplies of quality food products to global markets; we are expanding our participation in World Health Organization programmes. At the meetings held on the Forum sidelines, international investors and businesspeople note the high quality of Russia’s macroeconomic policy. For them, it is a weighty argument in favour of working on the Russian market.
Vladimir Putin
President of the Russian Federation
And I can assure you all that for the past 70 years the relations between India and Russia are not so much based on what is useful, but are based more on trust. Our society today is technology driven and technology is the basis of our development.
Narendra Modi
Prime Minister of India
Russian-Austrian relations play a huge role for us, they used to play a huge role in the past and they will continue to do so in future. The link between the globalisation and technologies has accelerated the time itself. We are all confident that the policy of restrictions, of creating the borders is not the right one. In any case, it is not going to lead to greater welfare. Our citizens look up to us, hoping that we shall guarantee their security. This will only be possible if we stand side by side: Russia, European countries and other countries, against terrorism.
Christian Kern
ederal Chancellor of Austria
The time of a multi-polar world has replaced the unipolar one. Globalisation is being gradually replaced by a new principle of globalisation expressed in enhancing specific local features of peoples, countries and social systems. We will trade and have friendly relations with everyone, with the West and with the East, but not against anyone. Any sanctions and phobias are counterproductive. The experience of the Republic of Moldova draws our attention to the concept that has long existed on the periphery of global economic trends. I mean the principle and strategy of a sovereign economy.
Igor Dodon
First Deputy Prime Minister of Moldova