MOSCOW, June 28 (Itar-Tass) - Russia believes that its involvement in integration processes within the framework of the Asia-Pacific Region will help develop Siberia and the Far East, Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Friday.
On July 1-2 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will visit Brunei to take part in the Russia-ASEAN meeting, the ASEAN Regional Forum and the ministerial meeting of member-states of the East Asia Summit.
“Active participation in regional integration processes, promotion of Russia’s approaches to the formation of transparent and equal security architecture in the Asia-Pacific Region and cooperation on a collective basis and development of dialogue partnership with ASEAN were defined as priorities in Russia’s foreign policy concept approved by Russian president Vladimir Putin last February,” he said. “The minister’s participation in the upcoming meetings will make an important contribution to these tasks’ solution.”
Moscow “considers Russia’s involvement in regional integration processes in the context of effective engagement of the Asia-Pacific Region’s in the interests of modernization and innovative development of our country and socio-economic growth of Siberia and the Far East,” Lukashevich said.