Putin To Embark On Trip To Russia's Far East Ahead Of EEF Forum
Umer Jamshaid 17 days ago Tue 31st August 2021 | 05:10 PM
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 31st August, 2021) President Vladimir Putin is set to leave for the Russian Far East on Tuesday, days before the region is to host the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
"Tonight the president will depart for Vladivostok. Tomorrow at about 5 p.m. local time (07:00 GMT) at the [All-Russian Children's Center] 'Ocean' he will hold a meeting with school students," Peskov told a press conference.
Afterward the president will attend the online inauguration of social facilities in the Russian republic of Dagestan, and in the evening will meet with the governor of Russia's Primorsky Territory, the Kremlin spokesman continued.
"Then the president comes back, and will be given a project of Far East development and several other projects. It will be at about 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. local time.
On Friday, moderators and speakers of the EEF will share what they have discussed at the forum, which will begin September 2. Putin will attend an online signature ceremony of major business documents related to investments in the region. At 3:00 p.m. the president is expected to deliver a speech at a plenary session of the EEF, with the leaders of Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Argentina, China, India, and Thailand joining in.
The sixth edition of the EEF, scheduled to take place from September 2-4 at the campus of the Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok, is aimed at developing business ties and attracting national and international investors to Russia's Far East. This year, the forum will be held in a hybrid format. The Sputnik news agency is a general media partner of the forum.