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UNIFE signs Memorandum of Understanding with Russian Railway Sector

16 September 2013  •  Author: UNIFE

At the 4th International Rail Salon EXPO 1520 in Moscow, UNIFE, the European Rail Industry, and UIRE, the Russian Union of Industries of Railway Equipment signed a Memorandum of Understanding and cooperation to reinforce ties between the European and Russian railway sectors.

The MoU was signed by Henri Poupart-Lafarge (President of Alstom Transportation and Chairman of UNIFE) and Valentin Gapanovich (Senior Vice-President of RZD and President of UIRE).  The agreement aims to improve cooperation between the two organisations to foster the development of new technology in the European and Russian markets, promote the International Railway Industry Standard (IRIS), and harmonise technical legislation in the field of rail transport.

Henri Poupart-Lafarge remarked, “Russia is an important and growing market for the European rail industry.  UNIFE welcomes this opportunity to renew the commitment with UIRE to strengthen the links between our two organisations.  Collaboration between the Russian and European rail industries is crucial at a time when high-capacity, sustainable transportation is in such high demand.”

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