Swiss Foreign Minister spoke about the potential of trade with Russia

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Swiss companies consider Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) an important market with high growth potential, said Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis.

According to him, in 2018 Russia took the 25th place among Swiss trading partners with a trade volume of $ 2.8 billion, which is 14% more than a year earlier. In addition, 200 Swiss companies created more than 42 thousand jobs in Russia.

At the same time, the diplomat noted that the EU sanctions against Russia had a negative impact on the financial and trade cooperation between the two countries.

Ignazio Cassis will meet in Moscow with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. The ministers will substantively discuss a wide range of Russian-Swiss relations, major international problems of mutual interest.

 

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