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Official: Deals worth over $15 bln to be signed at Eastern Economic Forum

A total of 52 sessions will be held as part of the forum

MOSCOW, August 30. /TASS/. Agreements for the total sum of more than 1 trillion rubles ($15 bln) are expected to be signed at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said on Tuesday.

"To date about 130 agreements worth about 1 trillion rubles are ready for signing, but apparently, this figure will be higher," the Kremlin official said.

"In total, 52 sessions will be held as part of the forum and, which is important to note, five cross-country business dialogues," he said.

The presidential aide noted among those who confirmed their participation in the forum are heads of 240 Russian and 57 foreign companies, including Daewoo, Panasonic, Mitsubishi, etc. In total 3,000 people form 55 countries have been registered as the forum participants, which is 1.5 times as much as at the first forum, held a year ago.