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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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27.09.2019

First Meeting of SCO Member State Environmental Protection Ministry Heads Held in Moscow

Today, on 27 September, a series of meetings with the heads of SCO Member State environmental protection ministries and agencies kicked off in Moscow. Discussion is underway on the outlook for practical environmental cooperation.

Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation Dmitry Kobylkin welcomed those visiting the Russian capital. «We have come a long way since 2001, when we first had the idea to ​​hold environmental protection ministry meetings between our countries. Obviously, an understanding of shared priorities and key objectives signaled the need for more systematic partnership,» Dmitry Kobylkin said. The Russian minister recalled that during the SCO Council Head of State Meeting in 2018, the Concept for SCO Member States’ Cooperation in Environmental Protection, which has become a core document, was approved, and during the Bishkek summit in 2019, the SCO Heads of State adopted an Action Plan for 2019-2021.

The Bishkek Declaration emphasized the importance of preserving environmental balance in SCO countries and of restoring biodiversity for future generations, of ensuring favorable conditions for the wellbeing of the people, and for sustainable development within the territories.

«In 2001, Russia proposed the creation of a mechanism for SCO Member State Environmental Protection Ministry and Agency Head Meetings, and we are grateful for your support and participation,» the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation emphasized.

«Ecological and environmental protection is a priority for the leading SCO industrial powers,» Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on SCO Bakhtiyor Khakimov said. «SCO countries represent more than 20% of world GDP, and in many respects the success of this global task depends on our joint actions.»

Representatives of India, Kazakhstan, China, heads of authorized agencies and departments of Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, as well as the SCO Secretariat are expected to make presentations.

An exchange of views on the SCO City Environmental Wellbeing Programme draft, prepared by the Russian side, will take place with the aim of further developing and improving the related regulatory framework. Following the discussion, two important documents are to be adopted: a joint communiqué on cooperation and the SCO City Environmental Wellbeing Programme.

Official website of Russia’s SCO presidency: https://eng.sco-russia2020.ru

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