Dmitry Medvedev: “This organisation is the best platform for aligning our national development strategies and trans-border projects. Our intention is to develop our cooperation across all areas. In 2017, Russia’s trade with the SCO member states increased to $120 billion. The positive trend has continued this year.”
The meeting took place on the sidelines of the SCO Heads of Government Council Meeting. Excerpts from the transcript:
On 18-19 October, Dmitry Medvedev will lead the Russian delegation to the Asia-Europe Meeting in Brussels
The Europa building in the capital of Belgium will host the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) to be attended by the leaders of 31 European and 18 Asian states as well as Australia and New Zealand.
On 11-12 October, Dmitry Medvedev will take part in a meeting of Heads of Government Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in Dushanbe
Dmitry Medvedev expresses condolences to President of Indonesia Joko Widodo over numerous deaths in Sulawesi quake-tsunami
The message reads, in part:“On behalf of the Government of the Russian Federation and personally, I express heartfelt condolences over the numerous deaths and massive destruction caused by the quake and the tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
The Prime Minister's message to the Premier of the State Council of China reads, in part:“In the past decades, friendly China has achieved considerable success in various areas. It is important that the Russian-Chinese comprehensive trust-based partnership and strategic cooperation have reached an unprecedentedly high level.
Russia-Finland talks. Joint news conference by Dmitry Medvedev and Juha Sipilä following the talks Excerpts from the transcript:
In 2018, the Russian Government certificates of merit for major contribution to the preservation of the Russian language and culture and consolidation of compatriots abroad were awarded to the internet TV channel ITON.TV (State of Israel), the Khabar Agency (Republic of Kazakhstan) and the weekly newspaper MK-Germany (Federal Republic of Germany). Reference
Dmitry Medvedev offers condolences to Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc on the death of President of Vietnam Tran Dại Quang
The Prime Minister’s message reads, in part:“While holding all high-ranking state positions, President Tran Dại Quang invariably focused on strengthening relations of comprehensive strategic partnership linking the Russian Federation and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. I would like to emphasise his impressive personal contribution to advancing major joint economic and cultural projects.