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    Around 80 agreements worth a total of 1.3 trillion rubles (about $18.9 billion) were reached at the EEF.

    VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) – The first Eastern Economic Forum held in the Russian Far East has resulted in the signing of agreements worth a total of 1.3 trillion rubles (about $18.9 billion), Russian Presidential Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri Trutnev said.

    "We did not expect such a figure," Trutnev told journalists on Saturday, the last day of the forum, adding that a total of around 80 agreements was reached.

    A three-day forum kicked off on September 3 in the Russian Pacific city of Vladivostok.

    The EEF brought together business and government representatives along with industry experts from Russia and Asia-Pacific countries to discuss the economic potential of Russia's Far East and the Asia-Pacific region, as well as cooperation and investment opportunities.

    According to Trutnev, preparations for the second EEF will begin in October.

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