The fifth Russian-British round-table meeting will be held in Moscow today. Its participants will consider outlooks for trade and economic relations between Russia and Britain as well as experience and priorities for investors working on the Russian market. A source in the British Embassy informed RBC that a delegation of the Confederation of British Industry will take part in this meeting. The delegation will be headed by its former president Lord Marshall, who is also the chairman of the British Airways board. According to information from the Russian State Statistics Committee, at the beginning of 2001 Britain was in fifth place in investments in Russia after the USA, Germany, Cyprus and the Netherlands. The volume of Russia's exports to Great Britain reached $2.2 billion in the first nine months of this year and the volume of Britain's exports to Russia was about $800 million.
At the request of Ukraine, Turkey detained a Russian-flagged cargo ship as it was carrying grain from the port of Berdyansk. The problem will exacerbate when Recep Erdogan leaves politics.