Viet Nam attends Russia’s Eastern Economic Forum

Wednesday, Sep 04, 2019 17:28

Participants visit an exhibition at the 5th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) which opened in Russia’s Vladivostok on Wednesday. — Photo

A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung attended the 5th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) which opened in Russia’s Vladivostok on Wednesday.

The three-day forum attracted the participation of about 8,000 delegates from more than 50 countries worldwide, featuring nearly 50 activities.

The highlight of the forum will be a plenary session on September 5 with the attendance of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The business programme of the 5th EEF focuses on four topics, which are new solutions to accelerating economic growth, improving the business environment, fostering collaboration between the Far East and Asia Pacific, and new solutions to improving quality of life.

The EEF was established by decree of President Vladimir Putin in 2015 to support the economic development of Russia’s Far East and to expand international cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region. The 4th edition in 2018 saw the signing of 220 deals with total value of US$45 billion.

According to a message on EEF website written by Yury Petrovich Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia and Presidential Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District, 17 different countries have invested in the Far East, including China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Australia, New Zealand and Viet Nam. — VNS


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