The Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Invites Jordanian Delegation to SPIEF 2020
Russian-Jordanian Intergovernmental Commission for Trade and Economic,
Scientific and Technological Cooperation Development chaired by the Minister of
Agriculture of the Russian Federation Dmitry Patrushev and the Minister of
Planning and International Cooperation of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Wissam Rabadi met in Jordan.
The meeting discussed bilateral cooperation in energy, civil aviation,
railway transportation and agriculture. “In 8 months of 2019, bilateral trade
amounted to USD 240 million. At that, Russia and Jordan hold significant
potential for further growth of trade,” said Dmitry Patrushev. The Minister
also invited his Jordanian colleagues to attend the 24th St. Petersburg
International Economic Forum, which will be held in June 2020.
The Business Programme of the SPIEF 2018 is now published on the Forum's official website, providing a brief outline of each session. As of today, the Programme lists more than 90 events including working sessions, panel discussions, business dialogues, thematic business breakfasts, televised debates, etc.
In 2015 the volume of Russia’s external debt decreased by USD 85 billion. This year, total debt repayments are set to fall to USD 50–55 billion. This means a reduction in demand for foreign currency which will in turn have a positive impact on the rouble exchange rate. At the current time the Russian economy is generating sufficient foreign currency to service its debts.
The ‘Russia/Eurasia–Caribbean: A New Dawn 2017’ Forum, the first of its kind, was held from November 1 to 3, 2017. The event was organized by the Government of Grenada, the Bering-Bellingshausen Institute for the Americas (IBBA, Montevideo, Uruguay), and the Roscongress Foundation.
“Digital economy is a new paradigm for the development of the state, the economy and society.”
To the participants, organizers and guests of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019
I extend warm greetings to all the Forum participants and guests.
For more than two decades now, the Forum has been contributing in significant ways to finding answers to the key questions the world is facing today, and shaping a meaningful and constructive agenda for far-reaching international cooperation in the interests of sustainable and balanced development. This year government officials, prominent politicians and experts, as well as business leaders and researchers, will come together to discuss the future of the Russian and global economy and exchange views on various matters related to digitalisation and the technological challenges, as well as such urgent problems as climate change and growing social inequality.
We are all, undoubtedly, committed to promoting peace and security in the world, preserving and multiplying the cultural heritage of humankind so that people from across the world can fulfil their potential, get an education and work in dignity, confident in the future of their children. In order to deliver on these objectives, we need an economy that is strong and effective, honest and transparent global trade rules, free exchange in investment and technologies, and competition that is healthy and fair. Russia is open to proactive and equitable cooperation with all countries, regional and international organisations for achieving overall economic growth, developing transport, energy and telecommunications infrastructures, and promoting integration processes, including in Eurasia and the Asia-Pacific Region.
I strongly believe that the recommendations developed at the Forum and the agreements signed on its sidelines will serve the cause of enhancing international partnerships and building a prosperous future for our countries and peoples.
I hope you enjoy fruitful communication and wish you all the best.