Beginning of a Meeting with President of Macedonia Branko Crvenkovski 2008-06-07 15:00:23 St Petersburg President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev: Mr President, I welcome this opportunity to meet with you. I believe that your visit to the St Petersburg forum is evidence of our cooperation, and I think that it is useful in the sense that it provides an opportunity to listen to experts' economic analysis of the problems that exist in the world economy, which is interesting in and of itself, as well as the opportunity to exchange views on Russian-Macedonian relations. In my opinion, our trade, economic cooperation and cultural links are developing quite well. We have much to discuss. Again, let me welcome you to St Petersburg. I am glad to make your acquaintance. President of Macedonia Branko Crvenkovski: Dear Mr President, first of all I want to thank you for this exceptional opportunity to meet you. I am absolutely delighted to be able to attend such an important economic forum. And, of course, this is an excellent opportunity to meet with such a large number of people representing the business elite, and with representatives of various other fields. It is very helpful to have them all gathered here in one place. Dmitry Medvedev: Let us discuss bilateral issues that are of mutual concern.