On the day the Russian
president Vladimir Putin visited Slovenia, the Slovene-Russian Business Council
was founded at the Slovene Chamber of Commerce. Janez Škrabec, CEO of the company RIKO and an expert in the economic and
socio-political situation in the Russian Federation, was unanimously elected as
president of this union of Slovene companies and their associations, whose
activities encompass not only business matters but also scientific, cultural and
similar issues on the territory of the Russian Federation.
The founding assembly was assisted by representatives of many companies
that see a large potential in relations with the Russian Federation. Their great interest is proof of the fact that
this type of cooperation represents a welcome opportunity for Slovenia and Russia to
strengthen their business relations. The event was also
assisted by the Minister of the Economy, Darja Radič, and the Foreign Minister,
Samuel Žbogar, who by their presence showed their support of the mission and the
ambitions of the newly founded association.