Russia’s national economic development can be driven by its own investments in the first place, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with Russian TV channels, Trend reports referring to TASS.
"National economic development can be first of all driven by its own investments - investments that appear as a result of economic development. Foreign investments, with all due respect and our wish to obtain them, are still a secondary source," he said when asked about investment sources amid sanctions.
Overall, Prime Minister considers the Russian economy to be strong. "Overall our economy is strong, the economy of a fast-developing country, which is why we should focus on our own sources of development, but that does not mean, of course, that foreign investments are no longer welcome. Obviously, we will try to keep all that has been done over the past years, including the investment climate, and, of course, to improve it," Medvedev explained.