Numerous ideas and projects voiced at the international investment symposium of APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) member countries that ended Saturday in Vladivostok (Russia's Far East) will be subject to thorough analysis by businessmen, bankers, and the governments of the APR (Asia-Pacific Region) countries, Sergei Darkin, governor of the Fareast Primorye Territory, said at a final press conference held in Vladivostok Saturday.
The majority of participants, Darkin noted, were unanimous that Russia, with its political stability and gradual production growth, is becoming an investment-attracting state.
The investment forum of APEC member states was held in Russia for the first time. APEC comprises 21 states of the APR, including Russia, the US, Japan, Australia, China and Canada.
On Monday an investment fair, the second part of the forum, is to open in Vladivostok. Its agenda includes conferences on the topics "The experience of APEC member states in the creation of favorable conditions for investments into small and medium businesses," "Investment possibilities of Russia's regions," as well as seminars and roundtables.
Eighteen APEC countries are expected to take part in the fair.
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