President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin sent greetings to the guests and participants of the 5th Eastern Economic Forum, which will be held on 46 September in Vladivostok.
The greetings from the President of the Russian Federation say, in part: «The development of the Russian Far East, including strengthening of its economic and innovative potential, as well as raising the living standards of its residents, is our indisputable priority, a truly all-encompassing national task. Lately, an array of unprecedented efforts supported the regional business development, and the formation of Advanced Special Economic Zones. Industrial, social, education, and sporting infrastructure is being expanded. Significant attention is being paid to the Free Port of Vladivostok, a zone with a special legal regime. Partnership between the business circles of Russia and the Asia-Pacific Region is growing stronger.
I would like to emphasize that being the largest Eurasian power, Russia supports the dynamic development of the Asia-Pacific Region and welcomes equitable dialogue, both bilateral and multilateral within the EAEU, the SCO, and APEC.»
Vladimir Putin also expressed his certainty that this Forum will be productive and lay the groundwork for new, prospective projects, which will facilitate the development of mutually beneficial collaboration and cooperation.
«And, of course, the forum will allow representatives of federal and municipal executive bodies, entrepreneurial, and expert communities to chart highly professional approaches and paths towards implementing the National Programme for the Development of the Russian Far East, for the benefit of the residents of the Russian Far East and all of Russia,» said the President of the Russian Federation.