Asia-Pacific Digest: The Thai PM’s views on Russia and Abe's Sochi visit

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Articles and features about the Russia-ASEAN relationship, Chinese manufacturing units in the Russian Far East, and upcoming Russia-India anti-terrorism drills were among the Asia-Pacific highlights on rbth.com.

Sochi summit to pave way for Russia-ASEAN strategic partnership – Thai PM

May 12, 2016 GLEB FEDOROVRBTH
Ahead of his visit to Russia for the Russia-ASEAN summit in Sochi, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha talks to RBTH about the prospects of Russia-Thailand and Russia-ASEAN cooperation.

Shinzo Abe proposes “new approach” to solving Southern Kuril dispute

May 10, 2016 GALINA DUDINAKOMMERSANT
Russian and Japanese officials have not disclosed any details about the Japanese Prime Minister’s proposals on solving the territorial dispute that is the main stumbling block to a World War II peace treaty between the two countries.

Russia-ASEAN summit to address regional security issues - Putin

May 12, 2016 ALEXANDER KORABLINOVRBTH
The summit will be held in Sochi on May 19-20.

FTA bodes well for Vietnam-Eurasian Union economic ties- experts

May 12, 2016 DARIA STRELÁVINARBTH
In May 2015 Vietnam became the first country to sign a free trade agreement with the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). The agreement takes effect this year. RBTH spoke to experts about the prospects for trade between Russia and Vietnam.

Will Chinese factories pollute the Russian Far East?

Experts from WWF’s Amur branch assess the environmental impact of moving certain Chinese industries to Russia’s highly forested peripheral eastern region.

Russia, India to hold Indra-2016 anti-terrorism drills in Primorye

May 10, 2016 INTERFAXRBTH
About 500 personnel will take part in the drills.

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