Hi-Tech development is a national priority, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the APEC forum in Bangkok.
According to the Russian delegates, the discussion at the forum focused on the realization of the "Shanghai Strategy".
Vladimir Putin remarked that Russia considers hi-tech development very important. The successful implementation of the "Electronic Russia" program is an example of Russia's commitment to hi-tech development.
Putin briefed the participants of the summit on the progress of the "Electronic Russia" program, emphasizing the presence of computers in Russian schools - especially provincial ones.
Russia shares APEC's position on new technology and considers the hi-tech development one of its top national priorities, said Putin.
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