After BRICS Summit in China, President Vladimir Putin will take part in the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) on September 6-7 in Vladivostok.
On September 5, Putin plans to view an exposition devoted to advanced development zones and launch some regional enterprises through a video conference, the Kremlin Press Service said today. Already in its third year, the EEF was initiated by Putin in order to add some much-needed substance to Russia's Eastern vector of relations, which had been lacking an economic dimension.
In the two years since, Russia has seen billions of dollars of deals agreed to between its nationals and their foreign counterparts covering spheres as diversified as mining, transportation, energy, agriculture, and even education. Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential special envoy to the Russia’s Far East Yury Trutnev said recently that Russia plans to sign agreements worth 34 billion dollars during the third edition of EEF in Vladivostok. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is expected to participate in the EEF, a statement from the Indian embassy said last week.