Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov’s meeting with Executive Director of RAPP Secretariat for the US Derek Norberg

April 5, 2016

On April 5, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov received Derek Norberg, Executive Director of the Russian-American Pacific Partnership (RAPP) Secretariat for the United States and head of the Council for US-Russia Relations nongovernmental organisation, upon the latter’s request.

The meeting highlighted preparations for the 21st session of RAPP, which is due to take place in San Francisco on July 28-29, 2016, bringing together officials and business community representatives from Russia’s Far East regions and West Coast US states.

Other pressing bilateral issues were also discussed with an emphasis on boosting interregional cooperation and trade and investment ties.