|The 5th Eastern Economic Forum draws the participation of around 8,000 delegates from more than 50 countries worldwide (Source: Sputnik)
The event, which draws the participation of around 8,000 delegates from more than 50 countries worldwide, will feature nearly 50 activities.
The highlight of the three-day 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 45 billion USD.
According to the forum’s website, 17 different countries have invested in the Far East, including China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Australia, New Zealand and Vietnam.