LIMA, Nov 19 — RIA Novosti. Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a meeting of leaders of APEC members of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) forum, which takes place in Peru. This is the first business event in the framework of the APEC summit starts its work today.
Leaders gathering for a meeting, in front of the conference centre were greeted by the host of the summit, the President of Peru Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. Before this event, Putin and the end held a separate meeting, but for photographers and videographers they again exchanged greetings and shook hands, and allowed him to take some pictures.
BCS is composed of three representatives of the business community from each of the APEC economies, appointed by the heads of state and government. This body is intended to promote the forum business approaches to regional interaction.
Earlier, presidential aide Yury Ushakov has informed that together with President of the Russian Federation the session will be attended by the basic owner “Rusala” Oleg Deripaska, the head of the Russian direct investment Fund Kirill Dmitriev and the head of Bank VTB Andrey Kostin.
According to Ushakov, after the plenary meeting, the participants split into five thematic groups.
“In our group there are four leaders — Russian President Putin and the leaders of Canada, Taiwan and Papua New Guinea and 10-12 businesspeople. It will be a free discussion in the form of answers to questions. And it is planned to discuss measures to support long-term investment, strengthening financial stability, development of trade in services”, — said Russian presidential aide.
Before meeting with the leaders of the members of the BACS produced its report on pressing issues and submit it to the attention of the heads of state and government. This year’s report is entitled “Qualitative growth and development of human potential.”
Multi-page text consists of 20 chapters. Among them, in particular, support the multilateral trading system and the development of a free trade area in the Asia Pacific region, support of small and medium entrepreneurship and expansion of SMEs ‘ access to Finance, enhancing food and energy security, promotion of productivity of labour resources, to support the development of urban infrastructure, the simplification of the processes of the Internet and the digital economy, the increasing mobility of skilled workers.
Business Advisory Council the APEC Forum was established by the APEC leaders in 1995 to provide cooperation between business circles of countries of the Association. The Council develops and prepares proposals on various areas of cooperation, and provides recommendations for the implementation of the decisions of APEC, involving the interests of the business. In the Peruvian capital, opened the summit of heads of state and government of the APEC countries. The first day plenary session will be held and an official reception on behalf of President of Peru Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. The main topics of discussion at the plenary session will be the situation in the world economy, integration processes in the Asia-Pacific and the formation of the Asia-Pacific free trade zone, said Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov. In Lima, Russian President Vladimir Putin in addition to participating in meetings at will hold a series of bilateral meetings. In particular, the planned talks with the Russian leader with the head of China XI Jinping, Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. In addition, according to the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov on the sidelines of the APEC summit could take place the meeting “at the feet” of Putin and outgoing President Barack Obama. This Peskov stressed that arrangements for a separate meeting of Putin and Obama was not. US President Barack Obama meeting in Lima will be the last summit, in which he takes part, being on a post of the head of state. Vladimir Putin has held a meeting with Vietnamese counterpart. Rossiisky the President noted the positive development of relations between the two countries. Separately, Putin mentioned the signing of the Treaty establishing a free trade zone between Vietnam and the Eurasian economic Union. As reported by the Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov, the participation of the Russian delegation to the APEC forum is focused primarily on the development of cooperation in the sphere of trade, strengthening food and energy security, the expansion of transport infrastructure, the formation of a common educational space, the fight against corruption and to improve preparedness for emergency situations. Another important theme of the summit is the fight against terrorism. According to the Russian foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, the threat of terrorism, in particular, prevents the return of the global economy to growth. In addition, the APEC summit will have before it the document containing the list of steps and actions for clarification of the plan of cooperation between Russia and Japan. The summit is also scheduled to debate in a free format. The participants split into five thematic groups. Included in one of them, the leaders of Russia, Taiwan, Canada and Papua New Guinea will discuss measures to support long-term investment and financial stability. In 2016, the summit overshadows political scandal in South Korea. For the first time at the summit the country will be not the head of state Park Geun-Hye and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-Ahn. The popularity ranking Park Geun-Hye dropped to 5%, and its policy does not approve of 90% of the population. Asia-Pacific economic cooperation (APEC) is an intergovernmental forum established to facilitate economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region. The share of the countries-members of APEC account for about 59% of world GDP, 49% of the turnover of international trade, there are 2,8 milliard. Economic zone APEC is the most dynamic in the world. /