4 Aug 2022 14:46

Forty countries confirm participation in Russia's Eastern Economic Forum

VLADIVOSTOK. Aug 4 (Interfax) - Forty countries have confirmed participation in the upcoming Eastern Economic Forum, the press service for the Roscongress foundation said.

"A month before the opening of the 7th Eastern Economic Forum, representatives of 40 countries have confirmed their participation in it. Such significant interest in the forum shows that the Eastern Economic Forum has become the most relevant global business platform for broadening international cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region. We expect foreign leaders and high-ranking guests to attend it," the press service quoted Russian Presidential Advisor and Executive Secretary of the Eastern Economic Forum's organizing committee Anton Kobyakov as saying.

The forum's business program is dedicated to the most important issues concerning the development of the Far East, the global and regional economy, and international cooperation, as well as discussions on ways out of the crisis and the world's new architecture, Kobyakov said.

"We are already in the new reality today, and our key objective, which is formulated in the forum's main theme 'En route to a multipolar world', is to transform business processes and to find new footholds for economic cooperation and growth. I am confident that the forum will once again confirm its status as a leading communication platform in Asia-Pacific region," he said.

The program of the 7th Eastern Economic Forum, which will take place in Vladivostok from September 5 to September 8, consists of more than 70 business events. It includes countries' business dialogues, Russia-India, Russia-Vietnam, and Russia-ASEAN, as well as a meeting of the Russia-China Business Council and a conference on investments and trade in the Arctic.

Some 4,000 delegates and journalists are expected to attend the Eastern Economic Forum in 2022.