St. Petersburg State University of Economics with the support of the "Interstate Development Corporation" held the VI International Forum "Eurasian Economic Perspective" in the Presidential Library. The co-organizers of the event were the Administration of St. Petersburg and the Eurasian Association of Universities.
The main issue of the VI International Forum "Eurasian Economic Perspective" was the strengthening of cooperation between the countries of Eurasia in the context of global change.
The forum was attended by representatives of the legislative and executive authorities of the countries participating in the Eurasian Economic Integration - Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan, as well as members of the CIS Executive Committee, the Eurasian Economic Commission, scientists and experts from leading universities of the Eurasian Association of Universities, economists , politicians, public figures and businessmen. Present and experts from Germany and China.
The business part was opened with a plenary session, at which greetings were from the Chairperson of the IPA of the CIS member states Valentina Ivanovna Matvienko, Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus Mikhail Vladimirovich Myasnikovich, Chairman of the Majalis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nurlan Zairullaevich Nigmatullin, Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Sarkisian, Tigran Surenovich, Executive Secretary of the CIS Sergey Nikolaevich Lebedev and acting governor of Saint Petersburg Alexander Beglov.
The rector of St. Petersburg State University of Economics Igor Maksimtsev speaks in detail about the main goals of the forum: “The focus of the meeting is the interaction in the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union. This especially concerns the humanitarian direction - we understand that without the participation in the work of our educational institutions, as well as without attracting young people, students, the future of the Eurasian Economic Union is unlikely to be successful.”
Igor Maksimtsev also stresses that every year interest in the forum from the representatives of different fields of activity is growing. And this in its turn, allows for a more in-depth consideration of various problems and more efficiently solving them.
One of the most important tasks is the preservation of common cultural traditions and the giving the opportunities for the realization the potentiality of the people of the countries of Eurasia. This was also stated in his speech by the Deputy Chairman of the Executive Committee of the CIS Executive Secretary Sergey Ivanov. “Large-scale changes in the world in recent years has led us to the need to take concerted action to ensure the sustainable development of economic security in our world. Today it is important to increase the efficiency of integration processes, to stimulate the development of relations. It is also relevant to preserve the common cultural and humanitarian space, to develop a system of joint training of senior staff, it is necessary to create a field for the fullest realization of the potential of our people, ”said S. Ivanov.
In its turn, addressing to the participants, Judge of the EAEU Court Alexander Fedortsov noted that the desire of the Eurasian countries to come closer and determine their joint path attracts the attention of literally the whole world: “The prospects of the Eurasian integration path are confirmed by the significantly increasing interest to it from many countries of the world. China, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Korea are only a small part of our leading trading partners. ”
After the plenary session, the work of the VI International Forum "Eurasian Economic Perspective" continued in the format of round tables. This year there were 5 of them: “Parliamentary and international cooperation in the mega-region“ Greater Eurasia ””; “Humanitarian bases of cooperation in the countries - participants of the Eurasian integration: the development of a system of common values”; “Global Challenges of the Present and Perspectives of the Development of Eurasian and International Law”; “Eurasian Economic Integration: Realization of Development Priorities in the Context of Global Changes”; "Youth in the development of Eurasian integration".
One of the key events of the meeting was the signing of an agreement on the creation of a network customs institute within the framework of the Eurasian Network University project.