Presidential Instructions Following SPIEF 2021 Published
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed the list of instructions following St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021.
Vladimir Putin instructed the Government to extend the soft mortgage programme until 1 July 2022, with a fixed annual rate of up to 7% (for the term of the mortgage) for mortgages up to RUB 3 million. This programme should be made available for Russian citizens purchasing real estate on the new homes market. The soft mortgage programme for families with children now covers families with children born after 1 January 2018. Such families can apply for a mortgage (with a fixed annual rate of up to 6% for the term of the mortgage) for purchasing real estate on the new homes market or refinancing a mortgage of up to RUB 6 million before 31 December 2023. This programme offers mortgages of up to RUB 12 million in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Moscow Region, or Leningrad Region.
Presidential instructions also include measures on reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the Russian Federation; the development and implementation of a long-term employment programme for young people; the creation of a support system for new investment projects and small and medium-sized businesses, etc.
The Investment Promotion Agency Qatar (IPA Qatar) and the Roscongress Foundation will hold a joint virtual event on ‘Qatar–Russia Economic Partnership: Avenues of Growth for Russian Companies in Qatar’s Investment Ecosystem’ on 15 December 2020, 11:00–12:30 (Moscow/Doha Time). The event will be held in the run-up to Qatar’s participation in the 24th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) as the guest country. Russia and Qatar seek to jointly boost bilateral cooperation with a focus on trade and investment front.
The topic of grassroots sports development, which was brought up at the meeting of the Presidential Council for the Development of Physical Culture and Sports, will be represented in the business programme of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which will be held on 6–8 June 2019 in St. Petersburg.
Trade between Russia and Serbia is growing, “thanks to Serbia’s swift response to the suggestion that it fill the vacated niches in the Russian market for agricultural goods”, said Deputy Deputy Prime of the Russian Federation and Co-Chair of the Intergovernmental Russian–Serbian Committee on Trade, Economic, Scientific, and Technical Cooperation Dmitry Rogozin at a press conference today, marking the end of the committee’s fourteenth session.
On 18 June at 6pm Moscow time Friends for Leadership (FFL) international network together with the Roscongress Foundation, TV BRICS and Ruspromo hold the online event about new generation projects, one year after the SPIEF with our special guests UN Under-Secretary-General and Special Advisor on UN75 and Digital Cooperation Fabrizio Hochschild and Minister of the Moscow Government, Head of the Department on External Economic and International Relations Sergey Cheremin. Organisers of the discussion have received a letter with the best wishes for the success of the event on behalf of the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.
“Digital economy is a new paradigm for the development of the state, the economy and society.”
To participants, organizers, and guests of the 24th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
Welcome to the 24th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
Over the years, the Forum has been a place to discuss the most pressing issues facing both the Russian Federation as well as global economies. This year’s event will be no different, with participants including leading government figures; senior executives from major corporations and financial institutions; renowned experts; and pioneering entrepreneurs. The need for open, constructive dialogue is particularly evident today. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all countries across the globe, and has severely restricted international ties. It is vital to work together as we forge a path to recovery. Other socioeconomic issues such as poverty relief, improving education opportunities, expanding employment and prospects for labour markets, as well as addressing violations of fair competition principles also require careful attention.
We must now endeavour to build equal, constructive partnerships between members of the global community and expand business ties on a number of levels to effectively tackle today’s critical global challenges and achieve sustainable development. We have long worked towards these ends through the Eurasian Economic Union, which has promoted principles of free trade, and facilitated mutually beneficial investments and common technological development. The Russian Federation is also interested in closer economic, scientific, and technical cooperation with partners in other regions. We are ready to share our experience in areas such as healthcare and digitalisation, and to work with partners to build better telecommunications, energy, and transport infrastructure. We also recognize the importance of creating effective frameworks to cooperate in addressing key issues facing the environment and climate.
I firmly believe that the agreements reached at the Forum will contribute to the development of international relations and facilitate the implementation of new economic projects for the benefit of all our countries and peoples.
I wish you a productive, rewarding and successful event.