1 Jun 2023 15:45

Russia develops special mechanism to broaden its IT companies' presence on foreign markets - Mishustin

NIZHNY NOVGOROD. June 1 (Interfax) - Digital attaches will soon be posted to Russian trade missions in 26 countries to promote exports of Russian software, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said.

Speaking at a plenary session of the Digital Industry of Industrial Russia (CIPR) 2023 forum, devoted to the theme "Digital Independence of Industrial Russia," Mishustin noted that many domestic products can be successfully used within Russia and in friendly countries.

"To strengthen Russian-Belarusian cooperation, joint projects are being prepared to use industrial software at enterprises. I believe they could be presented in Yekaterinburg as early as July, during the Innoprom international exhibition," he said.

The use of Russia's export potential is a development priority, Mishustin said.

"We have created a special mechanism to help us broaden the presence of Russian IT companies on foreign markets. This is the so-called digital attache service, which will operate at trade missions to foreign states," he said.

"Such employees will soon be posted to 26 countries, including those in Asia, Africa, the Near and Middle East, Eastern Europe, South America and the Caribbean," Mishustin said.

They will be tasked with promoting exports of domestic software, he said.