Those taking part in the forum will discuss the problems of railway cooperation between European countries. They will also discuss how the inclusion of Middle and Far Eastern countries in the extended European Union will effect the work of railway enterprises and their cooperation with Asian and Far Eastern railways.
According to the press department of the Railway Ministry, Gennady Fadeyev is planning to take part in the conference with a report on the role of Russian railways as the key to railway communication between Europe and the Far East.
The managers of Russian railways consider it their primary objective to connect the Transsiberian and Transkorean railways. The creation of a direct international corridor between Europe and Asia will be economically and politically beneficial to Russia and other European and Asian countries.
Representatives of the Israeli Defence Ministry responded to recent reports about the possible delivery of S-300 SAM systems from Russia to Syria. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would destroy those systems
Russia is to start supplying S-300 air defence systems to Syria in the near future. The shipments will be conducted free of charge