The 4th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) will take place in the Russian Far Eastern city Vladivostok from Tuesday to Thursday with representative delegations from over 60 states in attendance.
"Over time the Forum became a popular platform where direct dialogue is held between politicians and public figures, businesspersons and experts," the Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a welcoming address to the guests and participants.
The Eastern Economic Forum
More than 60 countries including China, Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany and Canada will be represented at the 2018 EEF.
The outcomes of the EEF 2017 were fruitful: A total of 83 events were held as part of the forum, over 6,000 participants from more than 60 countries took part and 217 agreements worth 44 billion dollars (RUB 2,496 billion) were signed.
Key participants and agenda items
In addition to the business discussions, meetings among the political leaders are also the focus of the forum.
The event will include addresses by Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon. Besides, a delegation of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will also attend.