ASEAN-Russian trade increases by 60% to top $10 billion

The Russian Federation’s trade with the countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations increased by 60% from 2006 to top $10.5 billion in 2010, Malaysian Ambassador to Russia and Chairman of the ASEAN Moscow Committee, Datuk Zainol Abidin Omar announced to the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Moscow.

According to Itar-Tass news agency, the ASEAN ambassadors to Russia are expected to take part in the Baikal Economic Forum due in Irkutsk in September 2011.