I am genuinely glad to greet the participants and guests of the Moscow International Energy Forum (MIEF) «Russian Fuel and Energy Complex in the XXI Century» in the name of the Organizing Committee.
The MIEF is one of the few Russian public projects in the energy sphere. Year after year, the Forum have been participated by representatives of the Russian Federation’s state structures, distinguished guests, men of business; the initiative of the Forum’s conduct and concept formation belongs to the public and scientific expert circles.
Recent years, the problems, caused by the increasing globalization of economics and other spheres of human activity, have been more and more insistent. The energy challenges are one of the main factors determining the ways of the development in the international cooperation. On the one hand, a technological breakthrough in a number of the power industry sectors is observed; on the other hand, the risks related to natural, anthropogenic and social disasters are growing. In these conditions, the role of the states, being reliable energy resource suppliers, including Russia, increases inevitably.
The discussion of energy issues within the Moscow International Energy Forum participated by leading Russian and international experts will promote active search for the ways to overcome the existing difficulties and for the development priorities of the Russian fuel and energy complex within the international context.
As Co-Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Moscow International Energy Forum «Russian Fuel and Energy Complex in the XXI Century», I express confidence in productivity of your future work at the Forum and usefulness of the Forum resulting materials for the world energy decision-makers.
I wish creative work and success in implementation of good initiatives for all the Forum participants!
Co-Chairman of the MIEF Organizing Committee
Chairman of the Committee on Energy of the State Duma of the Russian Federal Assembly
Translated from Russian into English by Literra translation bureau