«On behalf of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation, I would like to welcome all participants and guests of the International Mining and Exploration Forum MINEX Russia 2014 which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.
Russian mining sector consists of a variety of businesses spanning from exploration, extraction to processing of minerals. This sector determines the economic and social development of the country and makes a real contribution to the build-up of its foreign exchange reserves. Therefore, one of the main tasks of the state in today’s difficult economic conditions is to ensure balanced development and efficiency of the mining industry.
I am confident that the Forum will deal with the issues related to the future activities of the mining community, and stress out the importance of improving efficiency of the Russian mineral resources sector. I believe you will have the opportunity to share a wealth of experience in organising such activities, designed to have a positive impact on the economy of our country.
I wish all the participants and guests of the mining forum and exhibition a lot of interesting meetings, new business contacts and creative achievements!
Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation
September 28, 2014