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VLADIVOSTOK, October 10 (Itar-Tass) — The development of transportation corridors is discussed here on Wednesday by the consultative commission of the Enlarged Tumangang Initiative (ETI). The ETI brings together Russia, Japan, China, the Republic of Korea, and Mongolia.
The press service of the Primorsky (maritime) Territory administration reported that the sessio of the ETI consultative commission would be attended by high-level government delegagions. The Russian one will be headed by Deputy Minister of Agriculture Igor Manylov.
Participants in the session will study the question of establishing an effective regional transportation system of ETI countries, a project for developing main international tourist itineraries in Northeast Asia, measures to simplify visa procedures, etc.
The Enlarged Tumangang Initiative is a machinery for intergovernmental cooperation in Northeast Asia, which operates with support from the UN Development programme. ETI contributes to expediting the dialogue and cooperation in the fields of transport, trade, investment, tourism, the energy sector, and the environment. The UN Resident Coordinator in China, Renata Lok-Dessalien, will also attend the session of the ETI consultative commission.