Schneider-Ammann continues talks in Moscow
The Swiss Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann is in Moscow for the second day of a trip to Russia, which has already seen him meet the Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov.
The economic situation of both countries was on the agenda. The meeting is said to have been productive.
Today, Mr. Schneider-Ammann, who is the head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research, will meet Maxim Oreshkin, Russia’s Minister of Economic Development. He will also hold talks with the Minister of Industry and Trade, Denis Manturov, while at INNOPROM, an international industrial trade fair.
After Russia, Mr. Schneider-Ammann is due to visit Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and the United States. The aim of the visits is to further develop bilateral trade relations, analyse prospects for free trade deals and gauge the investment climate.