Dutch business owners welcome in Russia

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13 March 2007, AMSTERDAM - Dutch owners of small and medium-sized businesses are welcome in Russia to help the industry develop more innovative products and improve distribution.

13 March 2007

AMSTERDAM - Dutch owners of small and medium-sized businesses are welcome in Russia to help the industry develop more innovative products and improve distribution.

Jevgeni Primakov, chairman of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and former prime minister, said this during a meeting with businessmen from Limburg and Noord-Brabant on Monday, the Financieele Dagblad reports.

The distribution of medicine is in need of improvement, for instance. Too many links in the chain "drive up the price of medicines, making them unaffordable for residents," Primakov said.

Russia wants to become less dependent on oil and gas revenue. Primakov said "cuts to bureaucracy" should provide an incentive for Dutch businesses considering taking the plunge.

The meeting with businesses was organised by the Maastricht School of Management as part of a new long-term cooperation with Russia. The school has already made connections with 23 other countries for cooperation in its MBA programmes.

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