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Greetings to participants, organizers and guests of the 8th Eastern Economic Forum

September 4, 2023

Vladimir Putin sent greetings to the participants, organizers and guests of the 8th Eastern Economic Forum.

The President's message reads:


Allow me to extend the warmest greetings to you as the 8th Eastern Economic Forum gets under way.

The Forum enjoys a high level of international prestige and creates an important opportunity for businesspeople, politicians, public figures, and experts from all over the world to take part in dialogue that is direct and meaningful. The Forum has traditionally sought to address the most pressing issues facing the development of the economy, society, and infrastructure in the Russian Far East along with many aspects of cooperation and integration in the vast Asia-Pacific region.

The main theme of this year’s meeting – “The Path to Partnership, Peace, and Prosperity” – reflects Russia’s desire to build constructive relations with all interested foreign partners. Our country is fully open to an inclusive dialogue on pressing regional problems and has every intention of continuing to participate actively in efforts to nurture relations between the states of the Asia-Pacific region and contribute to a system based on equality, mutual benefit, and respect for the legitimate interests of all.

Discussions during the Forum’s plenary session, its panel sessions and thematic round tables will focus on the prospects for expanding cooperation in trade, investment, science and technology. It is important that we identify ways to create new, highly efficient production and logistics chains, modernize transport and energy systems, and ensure food and environmental security in the region.

I hope your work is successful and productive, and I wish you all the best.“

September 4, 2023