Speaking at the online forum Davos Agenda 2021, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia and Europe need to return to a positive agenda. A transcript of the president’s speech is published on the Kremlin website.
Putin said the current situation was not normal. In his opinion, not only Russia, but also European countries are interested in returning to a positive agenda.
The President noted that the trade turnover with the European Union has decreased, therefore, at the moment, there is also the question of increasing trade and economic cooperation. According to Putin, Europe and Russia are absolutely natural partners in the economic sphere.
Earlier during the forum, Vladimir Putin stated the need to form new multilateral ways of interaction between countries.