Russian companies have expressed interest in participating in the local business sector through investments or participation in JV projects particularly in the areas of transport infrastructure/construction, aerospace, iron & steel, automotive, power generation equipment, minerals processing, and agriculture as a delegation from the world’s largest nation composed of government and private officials recently visited the country for a roundtable discussion with their Philippine counterparts. Aimed at further strengthening the economic ties between the two countries, the Philippines-Russia Roundtable Meeting was held on April 19, 2018 at the Board of Investments (BOI) Building in Makati City. Trade Undersecretary for Industry Development and Trade Policy Group and BOI Managing Head Ceferino S. Rodolfo (second from left) led the Philippine government lineup supported by Trade Undersecretary for Competitiveness and Ease of Doing Business Group Rowel S. Barba (left). Ministry of Economic Development Deputy Minister Alexey Gruzdev (second from right) meanwhile led the 21-man Russian delegation and supported by Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Anatolyevich Khovaev (right). BOI Infocomms