Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he hopes to make Russia a "free and prosperous country," the Eurasian Development Bank reported on Friday.
During the Russia Calling investment forum in Moscow, Putin pledged that the Russian government would aim to improve the country's prosperity and openness, specifically in terms of business.
"We are sincere in our willingness to build a strong, prosperous, free and open to the world country," Putin said.
He stressed that cooperation between investors and Russian companies would be crucial to reach the goal set by his administration and parliament.
In the fall and spring sessions, Putin expects the parliament to draft and adopt laws within the framework of a national entrepreneurial initiative, and he said government regulators would become more transparent.
“Creating a unified federal portal on inspecting entrepreneurs’ activities is drawing to a close and thus business people and the whole society will soon get access to information on which controlling agency has initiated an inspection of this or that company, and what the aim of this inspection was...," Putin said.