8 Feb 2018 16:37

Putin to attend RUIE congress on Friday

MOSCOW. Feb 8 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin will speak at the reporting and election congress of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE) and meet separately with its bureau members, the Kremlin's press service said on Thursday.

"The congress will focus on lowering administrative barriers, optimizing state control and developing a competitive environment, raising labor productivity, stimulating investment activity, and raising the efficiency of business-government interaction," the press service said.

The congress will be held as part of the 11th Russian Business Week being organized by the RUIE on February 5-9.