PM Lee arrives in Russia for Apec meeting
VLADIVOSTOK - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrived in Vladivostok, Russia on Friday, where he will be taking part in the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) economic leaders' meeting this weekend.
On the agenda will be trade regionalisation, food security, reliable supply chain development, and green goods and services.
The weekend summit was preceded by meetings between trade and foreign ministers of the 21-member economic grouping. On Thursday, they proposed to reduce tariffs on a list of 54 green goods and services that will be put to the heads of state to endorse.
Vladivostok has undergone a US$20 billion (S$25 billion) makeover in preparation for the Apec meetings. World leaders will be living in student dormitories in a brand new university on Russky Island.