Today more than 25 international experts, heads of government agencies, executives of transnational corporations, representatives of industry associations, academics and opinion leaders from Italy, France, Belgium, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Uzbekistan and Russia will take part in the programme of the First Connecting Eurasia Dialogue From the Atlantic to the Pacific, which will be held today in Brussels. The dialogue will be the first platform in Belgium created for discussion of specific political and economic interaction issues in Eurasia between the European Union and the EEU. The event is organized by the Roscongress Foundation and the Italian Association Conoscere Eurasia in cooperation with the Association of European Businesses and the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce.
The business programme of the event will include three thematic sessions: Many strategies, one goal, Sustainable connectivity and dialogue on standards, Connecting Eurasia in practice. The list of participants and speakers includes: Aleksander Pankin, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; Romano Prodi, President, Foundation for Worldwide Cooperation; President of the European Commission (19992004); Prime Minister of Italy (19961998, 20062008); Tatyana Valovaya, Minister of Integration and Macroeconomics, Eurasian Economic Commission; Vladimir Chizhov, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the European Union; Sodiq Safoyev, First Deputy Chairperson, Senate of Uzbekistan; Grigory Rapota, State Secretary of the Union State of Russia and Belarus; Aigul Kuspan, Head of the Representative Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization; Philippe Pégorier, President, Alstom Russia, Member of the Board, Association of European Businesses.
The First Connecting Eurasia Dialogue From the Atlantic to the Pacific will be held as part of the promotion for the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which programme includes the annual events of the From Lisbon to Vladivostok project. This year SPIEF will take place on 68 June.
The subject of cooperation in the Eurasian Community is a recurrent theme at the Eurasian Economic Forum in Verona, Italy, which is also organized by the Roscongress Foundation and the Association Conoscere Eurasia. In 2019, the event will take place on 2425 October.
Where should the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East be geographically located? When will the megaproject to build a bridge from the mainland to Sakhalin be completed? And have you claimed your own free land plot under the Far Eastern Hectare programme? Andrey VANDENKO, a senior interviewer at the TASS news agency, asked Alexander KOZLOV, the Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East, these questions and more, exclusively on behalf of the EEF magazine.