International multilateral events provide a platform for dialogue and to address global issues
The very fact that forums such as EEF are held <...> holds enormous significance. They provide a platform for dialogue. We cannot and must not shut ourselves off from the world. These platforms enable us to share perspectives with our colleagues and communicate Russia’s position to our partners in a candid and uncensored way. We do not only participate in other forums held abroad – we also have our own major platforms which welcome representatives from around the world — Dmitry Stolkov, Deputy Chief for Special Commissions, Chancellery of the President of the Russian Federation.
Public diplomacy is a diplomatic and political tool employed by a government. Today, this has become apparent particularly clearly. <...> Any position adopted and maintained at international events, or any ties which are forged are politically motivated – they are in one way or another bound up with a state’s national interests — Georgy Toloraya, Member of Committee established pursuant to resolution 1718 Panel of Experts, UN Security Council.
We constantly return to questions of how to promote and protect concepts such as tolerance, peace, and acceptance in environments of great diversity. Indonesia is a very diverse country, and we are glad to share our understanding of what global diversity means. We can make this world better, we can defend peace throughout the world, and work for the good of sustainable development and the future — Gracia Paramitha, Co-Founder, Indonesian Youth Diplomacy.
Diplomacy is partially about promoting the interests of a country – any country – as a whole. And Russia is also very much a multi-ethnic nation, with a great many regions represented. When promoting its interests, attention must be given to every region — Sagid Zaremukov, Director, Russian Convention Bureau.