Putin: Russia to emphasize non-resource goods, mutual investments, development of independent payment infrastructure when developing foreign ties
MOSCOW. Dec 15 (Interfax) - Russia will emphasize mutual investments in the development of foreign economic ties, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
"For all the importance of the energy and food sectors, we will be emphasizing non-resource goods and mutual investments in the development of foreign ties," Putin said at a meeting of the Council for Strategic Development and National Projects.
Russia sees the development of convenient and independent payment infrastructure in national currencies as a firm basis for strengthening international cooperation, he said.
"We have already achieved good progress here. According to the latest data, the Russian ruble's share in our international settlements compared to December of last year has doubled and totals one-third. And together with the currencies of friendly countries, this share exceeds half," Putin said.