The Forum of the Russian-American Pacific Partnership (RAPP) is an effective mechanism for maintaining business activity between Yakutia and the United States. This was stated by the head of the government of the region Evgeny Chekin during the opening of the event, which is taking place in the capital of the republic.
“America occupies the sixth line of the rating of Russia's trade and economic partners. We managed to organize a unique venue in Yakutsk and provide a dialogue that is a necessary step in the regional policy to inform our colleagues from the United States about the main opportunities of the republic. I believe that permanent and productive relations are established only through personal contacts," said Evgeny Chekin.
In addition, the Prime Minister stressed that RAPP forms a platform for the exchange of views between organizations and business circles of the two states. In particular, the agenda of the Forum, which started on July 19 in Yakutsk, raises issues on the development of oil and gas cooperation, energy saving and tourism, that directly reflects the republic's interests in the development of the Arctic.
"We are perfectly aware that the potential of our energy resources, whether oil, gas or coal, is far from being exhausted. We see from the objective results of foreign trade activity that the interaction between Russia and the United States is mainly related to energy resources. Following the results of the Forum, we intend to attract US companies for the further sale of energy resources to the United States,” said Chekin to YSIA.
According to him, one of the priority tasks is the establishment of a dialogue between representatives of 15 American enterprises with non-profit organizations of entrepreneurs of the republic, including the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Yakutia.
"These connecting links should foster relations in the field of small and medium-sized businesses. We hope that business contacts will be established at the Forum and our businessmen in the future would have the opportunity to receive information about potential partners from the US," Evgeny Chekin summed up.