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ASEM Summit

October 17, 2014, Milan

Vladimir Putin took part in a working session of the Asia-Europe (ASEM) Summit, where he addressed the session Enhancing Dialogue and Cooperation between Europe and Asia and Future Direction of ASEM.

The Russian President said in his address that regional cooperation is the only alternative to current negative trends and some countries’ desire to decide of their own accord the fate of other countries and entire regions.

Mr Putin told summit participants about the positive experience gained within the  Customs Union and Eurasian Economic Union and spoke about the positive development in organisations such as the  BRICS Group, the  Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and other regional associations in which Russia is actively involved.

The President also expressed his regret at the growing potential for conflict in the Eurasian region and said that this would lead to the collapse of entire regions and have very serious consequences for many countries.

October 17, 2014, Milan