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Denis Manturov Took Part In The Plenary Session Of The Eastern Economic Forum

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin opened the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum. Special guests of the WEF session were the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe , the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi , the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad, and the President of Mongolia, Khaltmaagiin Battulga . The event was attended by the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov.

The development of the Far East as a powerful center for international cooperation and integration became the main topic of the meeting.   

This year we are hosting over eight and a half thousand participants from 65 countries. Compared to the first forum, its representation more than doubled. We see this as convincing evidence of the growing interest in the Russian Far East, in those opportunities for cooperation that this enormous region offers without any exaggeration

- Vladimir Putin noted in his speech.

He also noted the special economic conditions that the Far East offers for foreign partners. Today, the Vladivostok free port regime operates in the region, extended to 22 municipalities. Its goal is to help the integration of the Far Eastern regions into the economic space of the Asia-Pacific region, to promote the development of high-tech enterprises.

The benefits of the free port were used by 1,404 residents who concluded agreements for almost 700 billion rubles and were ready to create about 68 thousand jobs here. Speaking about the growth of industrial production, the President noted that over the past five years, it amounted to almost 23 percent, which is three times higher than in the whole country.

At the end of his speech, Vladimir Putin wished all the guests and participants of the forum fruitful work and all the best.



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