On September 12, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov took part in a plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea Lee Nak-yeon and President of Mongolia Battulga Khaltmaa spoke at the session.
Delivering his speech, Putin said that the development of the Far Eastern region is a priority for the country. According to him, this is a consistent and long-term policy of the state.
The President told the session about the activities carried out by the state to attract investments to the region. Putin also touched upon problematic issues, describing what is being done to solve them.
The Russian leader noted the importance of maintaining peace and security in the Asia-Pacific region, including the Korean Peninsula.
He also announced a new programme for the development of the Russian Far East until 2035, instructing the government to draft a document.