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Dmitry Medvedev: Madame Secretary General of the ICAO Fang Liu,
I am pleased to meet you. We cooperate with ICAO and consider it a very important international venue for resolving issues related to developing air transport and civil aviation. Of course, your visit, your talks with my colleagues that deal with these issues and your participation in the St Petersburg International Economic Forum will promote ICAO’s reputation and help enhance aviation security on both international and domestic routes because in its activities the Russian Federation is guided not only by its national laws but also by international conventions and a wide range of international decisions on air traffic and its security.
Let me welcome you in Russia and wish a successful stay.
Fang Liu (via interpreter): Thank you very much, your Excellency.
First, I would like to thank you sincerely for inviting me to take part in the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. I believe ICAO’s participation in SPIEF will be useful for all of its participants and will promote the sustainable and safe development of international civil aviation. As you have just said, ICAO is indeed an important international venue, a UN body dealing with international transport development. You are an important partner for us as a member the ICAO Council and a major power developing civil aviation.