President calls on foreigners to use the NSR more actively
The President invited Russia's foreign partners to use the opportunities of the Northern Sea Route. He said this in a video message at the second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference.
"We invite all the interested parties, including our Chinese partners, to actively use the opportunities of the Northern Sea Route to increase trade operations with Europe," Vladimir Putin said.
The Russian leader spoke about the development of the route, admitting that it is "constantly growing against the backdrop of ongoing climate change, the rapid industrial boom in the Asia-Pacific region and the need to provide shortest and no less cost-effective routes to deliver goods from East to West and vice versa."