President Vladimir Putin: It is a great pleasure to see you again. It is a very positive sign that despite various problems we have been able to meet and discuss bilateral relations that have long required attention. It should be noted that the issues we are dealing with are of a positive nature. The development of our economies has contributed to that.
Yesterday evening and today I saw for myself how your capital is developing. Under your leadership, Malaysia has changed fundamentally over the past few years.
It is a source of great satisfaction that business relations between Malaysia and Russia are very good. Our trade turnover is growing quickly. Its volume is not that great, but the growth rates are very high. The structure of trade turnover is changing for the better, which is very important.
We have good plans, especially in high-technology areas. It is a good idea for you to send an astronaut into space, and this is quite realistic. We will definitely carry this out.