Without breakthroughs. The head of the Ministry summed up the results of the Ministerial meeting of APEC in Hanoi

© REUTERS / Comminister of economic development Maxim Oreshkin at the meeting of trade Ministers of the APEC in Hanoi, Vietnam. 21 may 2017Without breakthroughs. The head of the Ministry summed up the results of the Ministerial meeting of APEC in Hanoi© REUTERS / Kham

Meeting of Ministers of trade of APEC economies, held may 20-21 in Vietnam did not become a breakthrough amid strong U.S. position on several issues, told journalists the Minister of economic development of the Russian Federation Maxim Oreshkin on the sidelines of the conference.

«Ministerial meeting of APEC has not produced any breakthroughs, we once again stated about the priorities that we deem important is the development of remote areas, and security issues of trade, security of economic growth in the broadest sense of the word,» said Oreshkin, before saying that the U.S. position at the meeting unconstructive and contradicts the positions of other participants of the meeting, which complicates the preparation for the WTO Ministerial conference in December in Argentina.

«We need to move towards the expansion of markets available to Russian companies, both large and small and medium-sized businesses. Therefore, our idea that the WTO is the base organization and should contribute to equality in world trade, remains unchanged. We will, of course, and his summons to defend it,» further explained today..

In addition, according to him, the result of the arrival of the Russian delegation in Hanoi began, including negotiations with the member countries of APEC, to discuss specific projects and problems in bilateral trade.

After a two days of work in Hanoi adopted two outcome document. Single — joint Ministerial statement, which does not include the creation of the zone Asia-Pacific zone of free trade and role of WTO in global trade. In the Declaration, agreed by Ministers, included, in particular, food security, development of small and medium-sized businesses, the role of human resources in the era of digital economy.

The second document was the statement of the Chairman of the meeting, Minister of trade of Vietnam, in which he only listed the topics discussed during the conference — support the multilateral trading system, APEC beyond 2020 and the Asia-Pacific free trade zone.

Without breakthroughs. The head of the Ministry summed up the results of the Ministerial meeting of APEC in Hanoi© RIA Novosti, Integratiebeleid in fotomonster and objectives of APEC

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