The Valdai Discussion Club took part in the business programme of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) for the seventh time. On September 11, at 10:00 local time (GMT+10), the Club held a session, titled “Open Far East in the World Economy: Achievements and Plans for the Future”. Yuri Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation — Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District; Alexander Timchenko, member of the FESCO Board of Directors; Anna Bessmertnaya, Chairman of the Commission for Foreign Economic Cooperation with Chinese Partners of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Wang Wen, Executive Dean, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY); Sergey Pavlov, First Deputy Managing Director, Russian Railways, participated. Andrey Bystritskiy, Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club, made an opening speech at the beginning of the session. The session was moderated by Timofei Bordachev, Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club.