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Greetings to participants and guests of the 4th Eastern Economic Forum

September 3, 2018

Vladimir Putin sent greetings to the participants and guests of the 4th Eastern Economic Forum.

The President's message reads:

”Over the years, the Forum has become an important and popular venue for face-to-face dialogue between politicians and public figures, business executives and experts. This year, delegations from more than 60 countries across the world will be taking part.

The theme of this year’s event, The Far East: Expanding the Range of Possibilities, reflects our aspiration to see Russia more closely integrated into the economic network of the huge Asia-Pacific region. In order to support business initiatives in the Russian Far East, we have established advanced special economic zones that offer significant incentives to companies wishing to launch new production facilities. We have also created a port area with a special customs and tax regime, Vladivostok Free Port. We are implementing large-scale social, infrastructure, education, and research programmes and projects aimed at supporting exports and technological modernization. All this opens up a wide range of opportunities for partnerships, trade, and long-term capital investment, as well as for adopting modern and effective forms and models of cooperation, including within the framework of such multilateral organizations as the Eurasian Economic Union, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.“

September 3, 2018