Those taking part in the forum will discuss the problems of railway cooperation between European countries. They will also discuss how the inclusion of Middle and Far Eastern countries in the extended European Union will effect the work of railway enterprises and their cooperation with Asian and Far Eastern railways.
According to the press department of the Railway Ministry, Gennady Fadeyev is planning to take part in the conference with a report on the role of Russian railways as the key to railway communication between Europe and the Far East.
The managers of Russian railways consider it their primary objective to connect the Transsiberian and Transkorean railways. The creation of a direct international corridor between Europe and Asia will be economically and politically beneficial to Russia and other European and Asian countries.
Following Lithuania, Norway has joined the anti-Russian frenzy as well and declared a blockade against the Russian town of Barentsburg. However, Norway has not taken into account the fact that Svalbard is not its original territory