Putin’s visit to Austria in the EU is still open

The Russian President has concluded his visit to Austria, dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the signing of the first contract for the supply of natural gas from the Soviet Union to Austria.

In the course of which he met with representatives of the local business, the President of Austria, Alexander van der Ballena and Federal Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurtz.

Following the talks, Putin said that his visit to Austria testifies to the absence from Moscow of lack of trust. According to him, Russia remains open to cooperation with European countries.

However, he also mentioned that sanctions, and any politically motivated restrictions, protectionism is harmful to all, including themselves initiators.


Russia and Austria will expand the bilateral relations. Now Russia is the second investor in the Austrian economy after Germany. According to Putin, a good rapidly growing trade and energy cooperation between the two countries.

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