The meeting was attended by deputy prime ministers Viktoria Abramchenko, Alexander Novak and Dmitry Chernyshenko, Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Yury Trutnev, Presidential Aide Maxim Oreshkin, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Alexander Kozlov, Minister for the Development of the Far East Alexei Chekunkov, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, Kamchatka Territory Governor Vladimir Solodov, Sakhalin Region Governor Valery Limarenko, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Evraz Group Alexander Abramov, Head of the High Energy Physics Laboratory of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Tagir Aushev, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vasta Discovery Sergei Bachin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ESN Group Grigory Berezkin, General Director of Polyus Pavel Grachev, General Director of Management Company Fish Corporation Alexander Krutikov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Rusagro Group of Companies Vadim Moshkovich, CEO of DOM.RF Vitaly Mutko and Chairman of the Board of Directors of AEON Corporation Roman Trotsenko.
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President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon, colleagues,
The 6th Eastern Economic Forum opened yesterday, and I think it has firmly taken its dignified place in the international calendar of events of this kind. It is an interesting and useful platform for our partners who are joining us during this event in Vladivostok and us – Russian businesses and officials from different levels of government. It is a meaningful event, since it allows us to analyse what has been done in the region, in this vast Far Eastern region of Russia, during the period under review and to outline – jointly – which is important – further actions to develop the region.
This is vital for the local people and the authorities, which can demonstrate what they are capable of, as well as for businesses in order for them to start or continue interesting and promising projects which, I hope, are satisfying to them and help implement, in the best sense of the word, their ambitions and are also lucrative, which is important.
I am aware that you started working yesterday and, frankly speaking, I decided to use this meeting to get as much information from you as possible about yesterday’s work. I would like you to bring me up to speed on the most important and interesting topics that you covered.
Of course, for my part, I will do my best to satisfy your interest in the matters that you discussed yesterday and which you would like to talk about at this meeting as well. To be quite honest, I need your support now to update me on matters that you believe are most important, most interesting and promising for your further activities during the forum in general.
Let's get down to work.