Thursday, September 06, 2012

APEC 2012 - Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation

The first day of the 20th APEC ministerial meeting comes to close in Vladivostok, Russia. Support for multilateral trade systems, trade and investment liberalization and regional economic integration were on the agenda.

As to the choice of Vladivostok for the 24th business summit, Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and who took over APEC's chairmanship for 2012 dismissed concerns that Russia's focus of foreign interest shifted to the east.

Lavrov said the development of the Far East and Siberian Federal District are the priorities of Russia’s regional development. Some work in this field will be done together with the Chinese partners, who’ve been one of the key regional investors in Russia’s East.

[Source: The Voice of Russia on September 5]


From September 6 to 9, China's president Hu Jin Tao manages to attend APEC's 20th informal meeting of leaders held in Vladivostok, Russia.

[Source: People's Network, Beijing, on September 6]

China and Russia 2011:
China's Communist Party
leader Wen Jia Bao in a
meeting with Russia's
strongman Vladimir Putin
in early November 2011.

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