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Medvedev invites Hawaii summiteers to Vladivostok in 2012

November 13, 2011, 10:04 UTC+3

As to the agenda, to my mind, it will be synthetic - President

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HONOLULU, November 13 (Itar-Tass) — The agenda of the 2012 APEC summit in Vladivostok will be synthetic, while conditions for holding the meeting will be comparable with those created at the Hawaii summit, said President Dmitry Medvedev.

“As to the agenda, to my mind, it will be synthetic: regrettably, some problems from the world economy will not evaporate, they will remain, and part of tasks, facing the Asia-Pacific region, will also remain; we should tackle them jointly – whether it is trade, energy cooperation, logistical possibilities or food security – all these topics will be undoubtedly discussed as well as energy questions which are quite organic for Russia,” Medvedev said, replying to members of the APEC Business Summit.

“We believe that the specific feature of the APEC forum in Vladivostok will be mutual supplementing of these topics,” he noted.

The Russian head of state invited all participants of the Business Summit to the forum in Vladivostok.

“I assure that you will like it. I cannot promise that the weather will be the same as in the Hawaii, but I promised today President Obama that conditions would be comparable, since that is a good season for the Primorye Territory. So, come, we shall be glad to see all of you,” Medvedev concluded.

The APEC summit in Vladivostok will be held next September.

Incidentally, Medvedev said Russia hopes that the situation in the European zone would be successfully settled.

“We root for the euro and root for economies, connected with the euro,” the Russian president said, replying to a question at the APEC Business Summit in Honolulu. According to the Russian chief executive, the presence of the euro as a global reserve currency helps substantially to the entire world financial system.

“I reckon that if process of the so-called Europe two zero is launched, this will inflict irreparable damage on the very euro idea,” Medvedev noted. He emphasised that if the number of countries of the European zone dwindles down, this is “not an established fact that this will make the euro more valuable currency”.

Medvedev believes: if the course, hammered out recently in the European zone, is materialised, “this will be the correct solution of this task”.


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