Figure skating pairs competition excluded from schedule of 2017 Winter UniversiadeSport January 16, 20:34
DPR top diplomat blames Kiev for dodging discussion of Steinmeier formula implementationWorld January 16, 20:14
IMF maintains forecast for global economy growth in 2017 at 3.4%Business & Economy January 16, 19:45
Six more settlements join Syria ceasefire regime — Defense MinistryWorld January 16, 19:22
Foreign Ministry: Washington initiating new arms race in EuropeRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 16, 19:15
Diplomat says anti-terror efforts must not be hostage to political ambitionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 16, 19:08
Russian football team to use training camp abroad for 2017 FIFA Confederations CupSport January 16, 19:00
Russia's Nornickel to present social, economic projects at Arctic forumBusiness & Economy January 16, 18:51
IMF expects oil prices to grow by almost 20% in 2017Business & Economy January 16, 18:39
The ministers also suggested studying possibilities for using the existing APEC funds for eco goods before the end of 2015.
Promotion of regional economic integration, innovative development, economic reform and ways of achieving economic growth and increasing integrated inter-dependence as well as infrastructure development were part of the agenda of the two-day APEC ministerial meeting. China’s proposal to outline 4 key directions in implementing the idea of forming an Asia-Pacific free trade zone caused a lively debate. Ulyukayev backed up the Chinese initiative. He considers it expedient to set concrete temporary targets. Besides, the Russian minister noted that the study should be exclusively analytical.
Russia supported a project initiated by China and the United States for the creation of the APEC alliance for complementary development of supply chains. Its main task is to reveal and solve problems as part of the APEC action plan to ensure the interconnection of supply chains, interaction of technical experts and define resources needed for effective realization of projects. The action plan is a document, comprising various aspects of international interaction, designed to step up closer and more effective ties among the APEC economies. The document will reflect the achievements of APEC economies and regional problems; formulate approaches to overcoming trade barriers and set concrete quality targets.