MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) kicked off on Russky Island, near the eastern Russian city of Vladivostok, where the energy cooperation projects of Russia with Asian-Pacific countries are expected to be discussed. The forum, which is due to run through Saturday, is expected to attract some 2,500 participants, from countries including China, Japan, South Korea, India, Vietnam, Australia, the United States and Singapore.
"If the sides have interest and benefits, the project has chances to be implemented. The sides' consent as well as unification of investments and qualifications are not the only things necessary for implementation of the projects, which also demands fundamental study of technical and economic indicators, risks assessment, regulatory and pricing issues and many others," Inyutsyn said.
According to Inyutsyn, it is too early now to take some certain decisions, because the most important thing is to realize the economic efficiency of the project and the potential for cooperation.