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Speech at the 12th Petersburg International Economic Forum

Posted by Kris Roman on June 11, 2008

June 7, 2008
Saint Petersburg

PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA DMITRY MEDVEDEV: Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, dear friends!

Once again I would like to welcome you sincerely to the Saint Petersburg Economic Forum.

For more than a decade now this international gathering has drawn the attention of delegations from around the world. And the presence here of well-known politicians, businessmen and experts indicates not only the growing interest in the Forum itself but also a clear desire for mutual cooperation.

And, of course, I am particularly pleased to see my colleagues here, the leaders of the Commonwealth of Independent States, along with other heads of state and government. Despite your busy schedules you have found the time to come to the Forum in Saint Petersburg, and we are deeply grateful to you for having done so.

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