“We’ll work as energetically as before, even a bit more.”
“Russia and the EU face similar economic challenges, which is yet another argument for our further integration. Today we discussed coordinating our efforts, as well as the possibility of drafting long term development plans for specific sectors…”
“No doubt, the government is responsible for the socio-economic situation in the country. The government is directly in charge of it. But it gives you a certain drive when you realise that it is your personal responsibility.”
“I’m convinced that today’s talks, the constructive discussion at the commission meeting and the adopted decisions will create new opportunities for further advancing the Russia-France dialogue,” Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said.
“Russia is committed to conducting active work in this organisation. This concerns expanding trade and economic relations, security and humanitarian issues. All these things are our absolute priorities.”
“The meeting participants considered a draft declaration on the establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union. We expect the “troika” heads of state to sign the declaration as early as December. The idea of setting up the Eurasian Economic Union will thus assume a concrete shape.”
"I am convinced that the most important thing for politicians in today's world is not the office or the post but the trust of the people."
The latest round of Russian-Chinese talks in Beijing has reaffirmed the truly strategic nature of bilateral relations, Mr Putin told the media, adding that the political dialogue between the two countries continues to advance, the horizons of their cultural exchange are expanding, and economic and regional cooperation is growing stronger.
“The Common Economic Space should be operational starting on January 1, 2012, resulting in a higher level of integration between Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan. I am confident that this substantial and far-reaching project will be implemented successfully.”
Vladimir Putin expressed his hope that the global economy will begin to recover. “Perhaps not as quickly as we would all like, but it will begin to gradually recover,” the prime minister said.