Il volume degli investimenti diretti italiani in Russia potrebbe raddoppiare nei prossimi 3-5 anni. Lo ha detto il vice primo ministro russo Arkady Dvorkovich."Secondo le statistiche ufficiali, gli investimenti diretti italiani ammontano a 4 miliardi di dollari. Sono sicuro che il volume possa raddoppiare in settori come l'ingegneria, l'energia , l'agricoltura, la chimica e i trasporti. E ciò porterà vantaggi ad entrambe le parti", ha detto a margine di una conferenza a Roma. Secondo Dvorkovich, tra i due paesi la cooperazione ha un grande potenziale sia per le grandi imprese, che per le piccole e medie imprese con opportunità in diversi settori a partire dall’agricoltura e i servizi digitali. "Diversi progetti possono essere concretizzati nei prossimi 3-4 mesi. A partire da quello di Cnh in Tatarstan, sulla produzione di macchine agricole e la componentistica", ha aggiunto Dvorkovich.

Italian direct investments volume levels may increase twofold within the next three to five years, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said Monday. "At the moment, according to the official statistics, Italian direct investments amount to $4 billion. I am sure that the volume [of investments] may be doubled in the next three-five years, I am talking about such sectors as engineering, energy, agriculture, chemistry and transport. I don't doubt that we will be able to double Italian investments to Russia. It will be mutually beneficial for both parties," he said on the sidelines of the presentation of Russian investment opportunities in Rome. According to Dvorkovich, the two countries have the potential to make agreements on many new initiatives. He noted that not only major companies, but small and medium enterprises should also be involved, stressing that there were opportunities in various sectors such as agriculture and digital services. "Today we concluded that there is a number of projects regarding which we can make a decision in the next three-four months ... One project of [Italian] CNH company in [Russia's Republic of] Tatarstan, the production of tractors and its components, has the highest degree of preparedness. I am sure that we will reach an agreement in the next few weeks. We will conclude the special investment contract, where the commitments will be fixed, and the production of advanced agricultural machinery will begin without prejudice to Russian producers," Dvorkovich added.