6th of September the Eastern Economic Forum-2017 has started in Vladivostok, where participants will discuss issues of humanitarian and scientific collaboration in the Asia-Pacific region, including topical health care issues. On the eve of the Forum at the BRICS summit, the Russian President Vladimir Putin had noted that today the priority areas for collaboration are work in science, technology, innovation and advanced medicine. "Our countries have a great potential in a form of a developed complementary scientific base, unique technical developments, qualified specialists, huge markets for science-driven products. We would like to discuss with our partners a set of measures to reduce threats from infectious diseases, the development of new medicines for the prevention and control of epidemics, "Vladimir Putin emphasized. During the forum, it is planned to hold meetings of the Russian President with leaders of a number of foreign countries, in particular with President of South Korea Moon Jae-in, Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe and a new President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga.
The ARPM traditionally participates in the forum, taking into account the increased interest in collaboration with colleagues in the region. The abundance of participants from the countries of interest, makes the business meetings with the partners eventful and effective. "Meetings with the colleagues from India, Vietnam, China have already been held. Meetings with our partners from Japan, Korea are planned, and we are expecting an interesting meeting with regulators from Mongolia, " – Viktor Dmitriev, the General Director of the ARPM said at the forum. During the meetings, issues of collaboration in scientific research, counterfeiting issue, the introduction of the new drugs into the new markets, investment opportunities and localization of new industries in the Russian Federation, including in the Far Eastern Federal District are discussed.