Arkady Dvorkovich invites Japanese government and business representatives to SPIEF and EEF in 2018
On November 28, 2017, the 14th Joint Session of the Russian–Japanese Committee for Economic Cooperation and the Japan–Russia Business Cooperation Committee took place in Moscow.
The session programme included discussion of issues relating to Russian–Japanese cooperation and the modernization of the Russian economy, collaboration in priority economic sectors, and cooperation on an interregional level.
Among those delivering welcome addresses and key reports to session participants were Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Arkady Dvorkovich, Chairman of the Russian–Japanese Committee for Economic Cooperation and President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Alexander Shokhin, and Chairman of the Nippon Keidanren Japan–Russia Business Cooperation Committee Asada Teruo.
Arkady Dvorkovich highlighted the increased momentum seen in Russian–Japanese interregional links in recent years, and reminded session participants that 2018 would be the Year of Russia in Japan and of Japan in Russia. It is anticipated that Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe will attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, at which Japan will be a guest country (May 24–26, 2018). As part of this, the Russian Deputy Prime Minister called on representatives of Japanese government and business circles to play an active part in events at the Forum, and also invited them to EEF 2018.
Head of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Alexander Shokhin in turn announced that official personal invitations to SPIEF 2018 would be issued over the course of the bilateral meetings, and also invited session participants to visit Russia House in Davos, which is being organized by the Roscongress Foundation and will be open for the duration of the World Economic Forum (January 22–26, 2018).