For the new era of diplomacy, I would suggest starting with some very technical issues, without turning to war and peace. We must start with something small, with something that is just related to specific problems, something related to industry, to the industrial sector. We may think back to the issuing of visas, and humanitarian issues, and then we will see, if we can deal with these problems, how to move forward — Karin Kneissl, Federal Minister for Europe and International Affairs of the Republic of Austria (2017–2019).
Yes, despite the changes taking place in the world, the development of cooperation, the strengthening of cooperation, in the first place, it seems to me, one can continue to build on the basis of humanitarian cooperation and on the basis of various educational projects. We continue to organize, we have such an interesting system – ... we are working on projects with a variety of countries, with universities, where young people can do research with their peers from foreign countries. And, in general, despite the situation that arose in February, we have continued all our project work ... The field of education, it seems to me, can become key to building new relationships in the new world order — Irina Strelnikova, Head of Continuing Education and Professional Development Department, Russian Academy of Education.
The current situation, in my opinion, despite the very difficult context, despite the turbulence in the energy markets, is in fact a kind of freeze in the green sphere ... I believe that climate diplomacy is that particular point of growth, in general, in international cooperation, which is worth supporting, nurturing, and developing as much as possible. The general contours of climate diplomacy can already be seen today, they are focused mainly around economic issues — Anastasia Lavrentieva, Deputy Head, Center for Implementation of Sustainable Development Principles, Gazprombank.
The more we work in various areas: in the field of education, in the field of medicine, in the field of science, and of course, in the field of trade and economic relations, the more it binds together our peoples and our countries with mutual interests. And when mutual interests appear, and especially when mutually beneficial economic interests appear, then one wants to develop them, deepen them, expand them and under no circumstances slip into the area of conflict — Boris Maksimov, Representative, East Arctic Oil and Gas Corporation.