Prince Michael of Kent, a member of the British royal family, said Wednesday he was optimistic that the UK’s trade ties with Russia would remain strong despite the recent difficulties.

 

Michael of Kent

 

“Despite our countries having faced a lot of difficulties in recent years, I’m full of optimism for the future of Russia and joint Russian-UK trade relations,” Prince Michael said at the opening of an economic forum in Moscow.

 

The Russia-British Chamber of Commerce is holding a Russia TALK Investment Forum to celebrate the Chamber’s centenary. Prince Michael said such events helped advance constructive cooperation between the two nations.

 

The forum was conceived as a platform for dialogue between business and government and has become one of the key international business events in Moscow.