East Asia Summit participants to discuss anti-terrorism cooperation, says senior official

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MOSCOW, November 7. /TASS/. Following the Russian side’s proposal, the participants of the East Asia Summit that will be held in Singapore on November 14-15 will discuss issues of consolidating anti-terrorism cooperation, Russian Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov told journalists.

“The issue of consolidating anti-terrorism cooperation will be discussed in isolation at Russia’s proposal with focus on problems related to foreign terrorist fighters,” he said.

In his speech, Russian President Vladimir Putin will announce the plans to speed up the socio-economic development of the Middle East, the presidential aide added. “A proposal will be made for foreign partners to more actively invest in joint projects, and our approach to the consolidation of regional economic integration will be presented, along with assessments of the situation in terms of security and stability in the Asia-Pacific region,” he noted.

The East Asia Summit will be launched on the evening of November 14. The main events will be held on November 15. First a meeting of leaders at a working lunch will be held, which will focus on the further interaction within the East Asian cooperation and current international problems, Ushakov noted.

At the plenary session the state leaders will share their opinions on issues of cooperation in such spheres as the consolidation of trade-investment cooperation, the digitalization of economy, security in information and communication technologies, emergency response, environmental protection and healthcare.

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