Russia and Singapore will intensify cooperation, including in the framework of the WEF

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The issues of cooperation between Russia and Singapore, including the Eastern economic forum (WEF), and discussed at the meeting, the adviser of the President of the Russian Federation Anton Kobyakov, Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore in Russia lim Kheng Hua, said the organizing Committee of the forum.

The sides exchanged views on topical issues of cooperation in the context of the 50th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Singapore, which will be marked by the upcoming 2018 and the prospects of cooperation in the framework of the key multilateral international economic events in Russia.

«Thoroughly discussed the possible formats of participation of Singapore in the activities of the Eastern economic forum, St. Petersburg international economic forum, the International Arctic forum «Russian energy week», organized by the Fund «Recongress». In particular, we confirmed the participation of a representative delegation of business circles of Singapore in the upcoming WEF-2017″, — stated in the message.

The WEF will be held in Vladivostok on September 6-7.

«Singapore is an important partner of Russia in the Asia-Pacific region. Characterized by mutual respect bilateral relations show positive dynamics of development» — are words in the message received.

It is noted that given the upcoming presidency of Singapore in ASEAN in 2018 as important areas of joint work deals with the promotion of the dialogue partnership between Russia and ASEAN as an influential regional integration Union. Special attention during the meeting devoted to prospects of development of cooperation in the format of the EEU, ASEAN, SCO. The Singapore side reiterated its interest in the early completion of negotiations on the Agreement on free trade zone between the EEU and Singapore this year with a view to its ratification the following year.