Russian President commends topics of APEC 2017 meeting hinh anh 1Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Da Nang (VNA) – Russian President Vladimir Putin highlighted the practicality of topics discussed at the 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting, at a press briefing after the event concluded in central Da Nang city on November 11.

The digital economy, brought up for discussion by Vietnam this year’s meeting, is a very practical and important issue, Putin told reporters.

The Russian President said the meeting also addressed other pressing issues such as counter-terrorism, energy market forecasting, trade liberalisation and APEC’s development prospects.

However, he said some issues cannot be addressed and resolved individually, for example those related to micro-, small-, medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). They should be considered together with the chain production of the modern economy as well as with the digital economy, he noted.

Putin also highly appreciated the meeting’s outcomes, saying Vietnam, as the host, has done everything to make it go smoothly. The meeting is very important to enhancing regional cooperation, he added. –VNA