KUALA LUMPUR, November 21. Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev on Saturday will participate in the tenth summit of heads of state and government of participating countries of the East Asia summit (EAS), which will be held in the Malaysian capital on November 21-22. About it reported in a press-service of the government.
As said a source in the Russian delegation, “the meeting will discuss key issues of global and regional politics”. “It is planned to exchange views on the initiatives of the participating countries YOU to regional security. Emphasis also will be the subject of countering violent extremism and illegal migration – said the Agency interlocutor. – In addition, the focus of attention will be issues of financial and economic stability and development of free trade zones in the Asia-Pacific region”.
According to him, Russia attaches great importance to building energy and financial cooperation among countries in the Asia-Pacific region, sees good potential for the formation of a unified educational space, improvement of regional health systems.
“All of these topics, as well as issues of cooperation of the EAS member States in the field of emergency response and regional connectivity will be affected during the upcoming meeting,” the source added.
It is expected that the summit will be endorsed by a substantial package of joint documents. Key ones from the point of view of further development of the forum and determine the optimal ways of its evolution will be a Declaration on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of YOU.
“Useful for the promotion of peace and stability in the region seem to be the Declaration about the Global movement of the moderates and the joint statement on countering violent extremism, Maritime cooperation, strengthening of regional health systems and information security, the source said. – It is also expected that heads of delegation will support prepared by the Alliance of leaders of Asia-Pacific countries against malaria project “road map” to eradicate this disease.”
Medvedev arrived in Malaysia to participate in the East Asian summit
The source added that the East Asia summit is seen as an important element in the development of a new configuration of global safety on the basis of universal principles of international law. From this position, in 2013, Russia together with China and Brunei has made within YOU for the establishment of framework principles of strengthening security and developing cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region that the regional States could rely in their relations, including, in the solution of conflict issues.
To implement this idea on the platform YOU are running multi-stakeholder dialogue on the establishment of an adequate architecture of security and cooperation to meet modern realities. Since 2013 there have been four rounds of consultation, during which in addition to the Russian initiative was discussed conceptual proposals in this area put forward by China, India and Indonesia. Together with Russian practices they are able to form the basis for further joint action in this direction.
“Determined to continue a constructive discussion on the topic with partners so that in the future to reach a comprehensive inter-state document about security in the region, – said the source. – We believe that this should be done gradually, in the most comfortable pace for all”.
In addition, Russia is actively cooperating within YOU in the transport, economic, energy and financial spheres. Here of great interest is the cooperation with Asia Pacific countries for economic and social development of Eastern Siberia and the Far East. There is great potential for the development of cooperation in the field of emergency response, in particular, to promote Russian proposals for integration into a single affiliate network of national centers of crisis management of the countries of Asia and Europe.
East Asia summit
YOU was established in 2005 as a platform for strategic dialogue among leaders of the Asia-Pacific region on topical issues of security and economic growth, promotion of practical cooperation. Russia joined the forum during the 5th East Asia summit in October 2010 in Hanoi.
Now unites ten members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its dialog partners: Russia, Australia, India, China, New Zealand, Korea, USA and Japan.