A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, and helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5000 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 133 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 70 countries worldwide.

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10.02.2021

Humanitarian projects Are Cornerstone of Russia–Africa Cooperation

The preparation for the 2nd Russia–Africa Summit that will take place in 2022 is becoming more active. On Wednesday, the Public Council under the Secretariat of the Russia–Africa Partnership Forum held an online/offline meeting to discuss initiatives to strengthen Russian–African cooperation in education, culture, sport, as well as programmes for youth and Russian university alumni. 

Yevgeny Primakov, Chairman of the Public Council and head of Russia’s Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo), indicated the proposals that needed fine tuning and emphasized the importance of promoting studying in Russian universities. “African alumni need to be ambassadors of Russian education in their home countries – it is important for Rossotrudnichestvo. We are ready to facilitate long-term and productive liaison with this part of the African society,” added Mr. Primakov.  

As the organizer of the Economic Forum that took place alongside the Russia–Africa Summit, the Roscongress Foundation noted its preparedness to promote the positive image of Russia in African countries through business, cultural, and sporting events. “Clearly, Russian-African cooperation must be multifaceted and exist at various levels instead of just the liaison between their officials and members of the business community. The biggest share of any country’s population is general public. Fruitful cooperation between countries takes understanding their views and needs,” noted Armen Khachatryan, Deputy CEO and Programme Director of the Roscongress Foundation.  

“The upcoming Russia–Africa Summit will focus on humanitarian projects. As was noted by the African party, such projects are the cornerstone of cooperation between two countries. For our part, we will need to prepare the concept for the Russia–Africa dialogue,” summarized Ambassador-at-Large and Head of the Secretariat of the Russia–Africa Partnership Forum Oleg Ozerov.  

At the meeting of Public Council under the Secretariat of Russia–Africa Partnership Forum, participants represented the following organizations: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Rossotrudnichestvo; the Roscongress Foundation; Rosmir; the National Youth Council of Russia; the World Alumni Association; the Association of Economic Cooperation with African Countries (AECAS).

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