Russian-Italian Investment Conference Opens Today in Milan - 7 April, 2003

An international conference entitled 'Russia - Italy: industrial and investment cooperation' has opened in Milan today. The press office of the Russian Ministry for Anti-Monopoly Policy and Business Support told Rosbalt that the event is being organised by the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and the Confederation of Italian Industry. The conference will end on April 9.

The Anti-Monopoly Ministry stressed that the conference aimed to develop further cooperation between Russia and the EU, and increase the clout of Russian business among foreign business people. The conference will feature discussions on developing small and medium-sized business in Russia using Italian experience.