Diplomat says US’ allegations about isolation of Russia in UN are "strange"Russian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 20:58
Experts say Russian hackers strongly demonized in USRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 20:35
Ferrari drivers clock best time in Practice Two of Russia F1 GP in SochiSport April 28, 19:54
Red Bull’s advisor Marko says Kvyat to possibly remain with Toro Rosso next yearSport April 28, 19:16
Pope Francis blesses pregnant TASS correspondent en route to EgyptWorld April 28, 18:55
Russian diplomat says use of military force against North Korean unacceptable, dangerousRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 18:45
UN chief calls for lowering risk of miscalculation concerning North Korea issueWorld April 28, 18:15
Moscow deeply regrets Montenegro’s decision to join NATORussian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 18:07
Maria Sharapova reaches Porsche Tennis Grand Prix semifinalsSport April 28, 17:50
RUSSKIY ISLAND, Vladivostok, January 28 (Itar-Tass) - Countries in the Asia-Pacific Region (APR) must jointly resist the existing challenges and threats, RF President Vladimir Putin has stated in a message of greetings sent to participants and guests of the 21st session of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPD). The session opened here on Monday.
The Head of State pointed out that this meeting "is held in the vein of activities of Russia's recently concluded presidency in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum which culminated in an APEC summit here in Vladivosrok".
Putin recalled, "At the summit, the sides reaffirmed the striving of all APR countries for joint work in the interests of sustainable development of the Region and the strengthening of its role as the prime mover of global economic growth". "The parliamentarians make a tangible contribution to the attainment of this strategic goal," the RF President emphasized.
"Parliamentary diplomacy is aimed at raising the level of mutual trust among APR countries," Putin pointed out. He said, "It is important jointly to resist the existing challenges and threats and through combined efforts create a non-bloc architecture on the principles of equal and indivisible security for all".