TASS: Western sanctions help Russia become more competitive on global market, says minister17 September 2019 | 09:23 | FOCUS News Agency
"We have stated many times that sanctions policy is counterproductive and does not contribute to development of international trade. It’s interesting that not only restrictions are harmful, this is only the top of the 'iceberg.' Most recently, our Western partners have even introduced a special term 'self-sanctioning.' The fears and myths about Russia, possible consequences of working with our country and other speculation sometimes have an even more negative effect than those sanctions of Brussels and Washington," Manturov claimed.
"At the same time, to some extent thanks to these sanctions Russia got a historic chance to make a leap forward in many industrial fields. And this has made our products more competitive on the global market, including on the Bulgarian market," the minister pointed out.
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