Russia is ready to create favorable conditions for American entrepreneurs

© RIA Novosti / Maxim Aminophenol Russia to the United States Anatoly Antonov. Archival photoRussia is ready to create favorable conditions for American entrepreneurs© RIA Novosti / Maxim Blinov

Russia is interested in developing economic ties with the US and are ready to create for American business favorable terms, said Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov.

«We are ready to continue the dialogue with the businessmen in America who wish to continue to cooperate with our country. Interested in technology transfer, attracting U.S. firms to the development of our industry and infrastructure. Ready to create conditions to ensure that this business was profitable for partners in the United States,» said Antonov, speaking to the business community in Utah.

According to the Ambassador, Russia has about 3 thousand companies with participation of American capital, employing 180 thousand people. Total assets of the companies constitute more than 70 billion dollars. The trade turnover between the countries is relatively small – about $ 20 billion a year.

«Working in Russia companies don’t want to leave our economy, despite the political difficulties… Many businessmen consider Russia, among others, the «window» in the countries of the Eurasian economic Union. Let me remind you that the EEU preferential treatment for trade, and the market of 180 million people is attractive,» — said Antonov.

Speaking about the cooperation with businessmen of Utah, the Ambassador reminded that it successfully developed in medicine. In particular, a growing number of joint projects on localization of production of medicines. So, in Russia, there are American companies such as Ebbott, Pfizer, Merk, Bristol-Mayers-Skubb and others, the diplomat said.