Russia calls for abandoning global trade wars - Putin
There is a need to restore trust between countries in relation to global trade and find a way to resolve trade war issues, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, addressing the summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Tajikistan’s capital of Dushanbe on Saturday, TASS reports.
"Unfortunately, trade wars are raging across the world, in fact, ultimate fighting is ongoing, which involves bullying and attempts to eliminate competitors through non-market methods. Today, our collective efforts to find a way out of the situation are important like never before," Putin noted. He emphasized the need "to restore trust and establish fair economic cooperation rules," "starting by protecting the social and humanitarian sector from trade and economic sanctions."
Putin pointed out that the issue had been raised at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) held on June 6-8.