Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that interregional cooperation is 'essential' for the Russia-China strategic partnership during a roundtable meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and regional governors from the two countries in Vladivostok on Tuesday. «The two countries' governments will support the regions to make the 'cake of cooperation' larger and then share the... Еще achievements,» Xi said at the Eastern Economic Forum, adding that the regions could make full use of geographic advantages to improve interregional collaboration. The Eastern Economic Forum, which has been held on an annual basis since 2015, works as a forum to develop political, economic and cultural ties between Russia and the Asia Pacific. This year's headline guests include the Japanese prime minister, the President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping, the President of Mongolia Haltmagiin Buttulga and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea Lee Nak Yong. The forum is held from 11 to 13 of September in Vladivostok.