Putin to Touch Upon Afghanistan in Friday's Address at Eastern Economic Forum, Kremlin Says
© Sputnik / Mikhail Voskresenskiy Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with members of the United Russia party in Moscow, Russia August 22, 2021
© Sputnik / Mikhail Voskresenskiy
VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin will certainly touch upon Afghanistan in his tomorrow's address at the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on 2 September.
"I have no doubt in it. This is such an important topic, it is unlikely to be left aside," Peskov said in an interview with Russia's Izvestia newspaper.
The sixth edition of Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) is opening in Russia's Far Eastern city of Vladivostok on 2 September amid strict COVID-19 precautions. The event, aimed at developing business ties and attracting national and international investors to Russia's Far East, will take place in a hybrid format.
Held annually since 2015, the forum was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. This year's session will take place on 2-4 September.