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Vladimir Putin invited Chinese President Xi Jinping to WEF-2018

During his working visit to China on Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Chinese leader Xi Jinping to take part in the 4th Eastern Economic Forum (VEF-2018), the press service of the Primorsky Territory Administration, whose head Andrei Tarasenko joined the Russian delegation, said.

It is reported that the Chinese leader awarded the Russian president the Order of Friendship of the PRC, and Vladimir Putin became the first head of a foreign state that received this high award of China. "I would like to thank you for such an honorable award. I look forward to further joint work to deepen Russian-Chinese strategic cooperation for the sake of prosperity and prosperity of the peoples of the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China, "the message quoted Vladimir Putin. He also stressed that the interaction of countries is of a strategic nature and is based on the principles of equality, good-neighborliness and trust. "We are waiting for the PRC President as the main guest at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok in September," Vladimir Putin said.

Within the framework of the working trip, the heads of state signed and promulgated a joint statement. Also, a number of agreements on cooperation between ministries, departments and enterprises were signed.

VEF-2018 will be held 11-13 September in Vladivostok on Russky Island. The business program of the forum, in which great attention will be paid to the development of human capital, will be complemented by a cultural and sports program. In particular, for the first time an international tournament on the logical table game of Go and the International regatta of large sailboats will be held. Last year, delegations from more than 60 countries took part in the WEF, more than 200 agreements were signed for a total investment of over 2,5 trillion rubles.