Russia and ASEAN to Continue Interaction at the International Business Events
On 1–2 April, the 16th Russia–ASEAN Joint Planning and Managing Committee meeting and the 17th Russia–ASEAN Joint Cooperation Committee meeting took place in Jakarta, Indonesia. The events were attended by Alexander Ivanov, Ambassador of Russia to ASEAN.
During the meeting, the parties discussed the results and prospects for cooperation between Russia and ASEAN. New paths for interaction were identified in trade, economic, financial and humanitarian areas.
At the meeting, the Roscongress Foundation presented the initiatives with ASEAN that were implemented in 2018 during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and the Eastern Economic Forum. Among them were the EAEU–ASEAN business lunch and the Russia–ASEAN business dialogue, which proved to be important discussion platforms for exchanging opinions on the integration processes in Eurasia. In addition, ASEAN official and business circles received an invitation to participate in SPIEF, which will be held on 6–8 June 2019, and EEF, which will be held on 4–6 September 2019 in Vladivostok. Special attention was paid to the discussion of Russia’s proposal for the Russia–ASEAN Economic Forum to be held in November 2019.
The participants of the meeting stressed that further cooperation at the key business events in Russia will contribute to the development of full-fledged cooperation and the strengthening of partnership between Russia and ASEAN.
The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions, exhibitions, and public events.
The Roscongress Foundation was founded in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, and helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.
The Foundation’s events draw more than 80,000 participants each year from 195 countries, with more than 10,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 2,500 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with economic partners from 75 countries worldwide.