Gerhard Creditto: Maxim Shemetov / Reuters
Anti-Russian sanctions, in part, led to the fact that Russia has become more self-sufficient in some industries and not depend on imported products. This opinion was expressed in an interview with TASS former Federal Chancellor of Germany Gerhard Schroeder.
“I wonder what the sanctions are, in part, led to the fact that, for example, in agriculture, Russia has become more self-sufficient and less dependent on imports that the German meat industry and others are not particularly liked. The same can be observed in the industry,” said Schroeder.
Speaking about economic cooperation between Russia and Germany, he noted that the countries are important trading partners for each other. According to him, in the future it is necessary to rely on the cooperation of major companies, and industrial small and medium-sized businesses.
“In my opinion, the fact that about five thousand German firms of small and medium businesses operate in the Russian market, speaks about the right direction. Along with the interaction energy, which remains essential, both sides need to keep in mind this area”, — said the former Chancellor. Schroeder also said that the company “Rosneft” with three refineries, the operator of which she is an important player in the oil market of Germany.
Previously, the government of Russia has found the advantages of active sanctions policy of the United States in respect of the project of the pipeline “Nord stream-2”. Such plans say that in Washington believe that Moscow’s ability to complete the project, despite the limitations.
Video, photo All from Russia.