Photo Gallery: Future of Energy and Food Markets. Second Session of the 13th Asian Conference of the Valdai Discussion Club

On December 13–14, St. Petersburg hosts the 13th Asian Conference of the Valdai Discussion Club, titled “Russia and Asia in the Emerging International Order”. The participants of the second session discussed the future of energy and food markets.

Energy and food security are the most important challenges that the world economy and the population of many countries are currently facing. Russia acts as a major supplier in these markets, it actively increases trade with the Asian countries, and seeks to increase food supplies to the poorest developing states. However, in the coming years both sectors will remain significantly unbalanced, which requires coordination of policies and interaction between suppliers and consumers, Russia and Asian states. What are the peculiarities of these issues in Asia? What joint solutions can Russia and its regional partners offer?