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Russia is particularly interested in developing ties with the most important financial centers of the APR - Mikhail Margelov

Russia is stepping up economic ties with the Far East and Southeast Asia, and is interested in the security of this region. This was stated by the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs Mikhail Margelov, summing up the results of the international forum "Shangri-la Dialogue".

He stressed that the most important financial centers of this region, especially Singapore, are of special interest to Russia. As the press service of the Federation Council informs, Mikhail Margelov met with Singapore Prime Minister Li Xian Lun at the conference, where the parties "discussed a wide range of international problems". "The approaches to Russia and Singapore were coincidental or close," the senator said.

He said that "Li Hsien Lun outlined the security problems in the region along the Vietnam-China lines, as well as the situation in Thailand." The Prime Minister of Singapore expressed the opinion that thanks to the Russian-Chinese gas agreement, the countries of the region will positively assess the prospects for energy cooperation with Russia.

The forum "Shangri-la Dialogue" discusses security issues in the Asia-Pacific region with access to global problems, defense ministers, heads of the military industrial complex, officials in charge of armament and security are taking part in the dialogue.

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