New dynamics between Russia and Portugal


Today, on 28 May, 2019, was held the General Assembly of the CCILR-Luso-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry , where the governing bodies were elected for the three-year period 2019-2021. The event was attended by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Portugal, his Excellency Mr. Mikhail L. Kamynin and Mr. Economic Counselor Sergey Baldin.

A group of Portuguese and Russian companies focused on promoting trade relations between both countries, such as GazpromBank , COSEC, Optimistic Plus, Novabase, Positiv Number, Eduardo Serra Jorge & Maria José Garcia-Sociedade de Advogados, Orangeways, Moneris, Garvetur, TaxLibris and Airelimestones, among others, are members of the CCILR who elected Bruno Valverde Cota as President of the Board and Svetlana Bilous as Secretary General of CCILR.

This Chamber is a private not-for-profit entity whose main activity is to foster commercial relations between Portuguese-speaking companies and Russian companies, and its main objective is to help companies in their internationalization processes for the Russian Federation market and for or on the Lusophone market through the various services and network of contacts available to them. According to Bruno Valverde Cota, the newly elected chairman, "as an entity that aims to help companies expand in the Luso-Russian market, CCILR seeks to be the mirror of fruitful relations maintained between these two friendly countries 240 years ago".

It is a Bilateral Chamber and has guidelines not only in the economic and multisectoral sphere, but also in the cultural and social field. "They are two different cultures and languages, so rich that we can't remain indifferent," said Bruno Valverde Cota. "We have to promote them, share them and develop concrete actions together with the Authorities of both Countries."