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2016, #2

On the occasion of the ASEAN-Russia Commemorative Summit and Russia-ASEAN Business Forum the special issue of the Asia-Pacific News Brief focuses on Russia’s and its Eurasian Economic Union partners’ cooperation with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The Brief is published by the NCC APR with support of RSPP, KPMG, CIIR of the RANEPA and ERG.

The issue opens with an interview with Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN on ASEAN main achievements in economic and social development, factors of success, role of the Association in the member’s development, its future agenda and prospects for cooperation with the EAEU.


Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Tigran Sargsyan in his interview talks about the Eurasian Economic Union achievements since its establishment in 2015 and the Union objectives and international activity. since its establishment in 2015 and the Union objectives and international activity.
The interview with First Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Alexey Likhachev provides an overview of investment and business climate in Russia and economic policy priorities, an assessment of regional integration initiatives` role in economic and social development of the country as well as Russia`s priorities for cooperation with ASEAN member countries, in particular business sphere. provides an overview of investment and business climate in Russia and economic policy priorities, an assessment of regional integration initiatives` role in economic and social development of the country as well as Russia`s priorities for cooperation with ASEAN member countries, in particular business sphere.
The second section of the issue presents the interviews with ASEAN member countries Ambassadors in Russia (Brunei, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Republic of the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) on economic and business environment in their countries as well as priorities for cooperation with Russia and EAEU.
The section “ASEAN Partners” includes a study on South Korean trade policies and strategies for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and a material for investors on doing business in India.
The next section presents the interviews with the EAEU member countries (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan) on national development priorities, work in the EAEU and cooperation with the Asia-Pacific partners.
The special issue concludes with an expert material on regulation of investors’ profits repatriation from ASEAN countries.
Full issue in English and in Russian