Eastern Economic Forum

  • Category
    India & world
  • Published
    10th Sep, 2019

Context

Prime Minister of India and leaders of a number of other countries attended the 5th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) held from September 4 to 6 in Russia.

ABOUT

Eastern Economic Forum

  • It was established by decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in 2015 to support the economic development of Russia’s Far East and to expand international cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • In accordance with the Decree, the Eastern Economic Forum takes place each year in Vladivostok.
    • Every year, the Eastern Economic Forum serves as a platform for the discussion of key issues in the world economy, regional integration, and the development of new industrial and technological sectors, as well as of the global challenges facing Russia and other nations.
    • Events at the Forum traditionally take place in the form of panel sessions, roundtables, televised debates, business breakfasts, and business dialogues devoted to Russia’s relationships with various countries.
    • The Forum business programme includes a number of business dialogues with leading partner countries in the Asia-Pacific region, and with ASEAN, a key integration organization of dynamically developing nations in Southeast Asia

ABOUT THE FAR EAST:

  • The Far East is the easternmost part of Russia. The macro-region borders two oceans, the Pacific and the Arctic, and five countries (China, Japan, Mongolia, the United States and the DPRK).
  • The Far Eastern Federal District covers more than a third of the country’s territory.
  • RESOURCES: The Far East is rich in natural resources like diamonds, stannary, borax materials, 50 gold, tungsten, and fish and seafood. About 1/3 of all coal reserves and hydro-engineering resources of the country are here. Forests of the region comprise about 30% of the total forest area of Russia.
  • Significant rivers include the Volga, Dnieper and Dvina (west), the Lena, Ob, and Yenisey (central) and the Amur in the far-east.

Other similar forum:

St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

  • The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) is a unique event in the world of business and economics. SPIEF has been held since 1997, and since 2006, it has been held under the auspices of the President of the Russian Federation, who has also attended each event.
  • Over the last 21 years, the Forum has become a leading global platform for members of the business community to meet and discuss the key economic issues facing Russia, emerging markets, and the world as a whole.
  • The main events of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum took place on 6–8 June, 2019 at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre.

     

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