A 12-member delegation from the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia headed by Ambassador Pham Xuan Son is for the first time attending the seventh Baikal Economic Forum (BEF-7) that opened in the Russian province of Irkut from Sept. 12-14.

Under the theme “State policy on the development of the Far East and Baikal region”, 1,795 delegates from 31 countries and territories, including renowned politicians, economists and businessmen, will discuss major economic issues of the host country and the world and analyse possible trends of the regional and international financial market.

Dozens of exhibitions, forums and conferences will be held within the framework of the forum, focusing on the economic cooperation between Russia and nations, organisations and regions worldwide.

There will be also a wide range of cultural and artistic activities to celebrate the 350 th anniversary of Irkutsk city.

The first BEF was convened in 2000. Since 2010, BEF has become an annual political and economic event of the East Siberia and the Far East jointly held by the Federation Council of Russia, the Russian Ministries of Regional Development; and Economic Development and Trade, and Irkut provincial authorities./.