South Ossetia will participate in the Second Sochi Eurasian Integration Forum

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South Ossetia will participate in the Second Sochi Eurasian Integration Forum 12.04.2018 12:52

The second Sochi forum of Eurasian integration, dedicated to the theme "Prospects for the development and strengthening of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization", will be held on April 17-18. This is reported by the portal of the Institute of CIS countries.

About 200 people will take part in the forum, including foreign experts, politicians and public figures from 17 SCO member countries, observer countries and SCO dialogue partners, as well as countries involved in integration projects in the "Great Eurasia" space. Among them are South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Armenia, Afghanistan, Belarus, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Mongolia, Pakistan, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, etc.

Plenary and sectional sessions on such topics as "Big Eurasia", "World order, security and fight against terrorism", "SCO and economic and integration processes in Eurasia", "Economy" will be held on the sites of the Radisson Lazurnaya Hotel for two days, energy, transport and migration", "Interaction of cultures and religions", etc.

The organizer of the representative international platform is the Institute of CIS countries with the support of the Presidential Grant Fund and PJSC Gazprom.

The preparations for the upcoming forum were discussed at a meeting of the organizing committee chaired by the first deputy head of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots, the head of the Institute of CIS Countries Konstantin Zatulin.

The Sochi Forum Organizing Committee also includes the Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for the SCO Affairs, Ambassador-at-Large of the Russian Foreign Ministry Bakhtiyor Khakimov, famous Russian scientists and political scientists Sergey Luzyanin, Alexander Lukin, Andranik Migranyan, and Vladimir Evseev.

The first Sochi forum was held in April 2016 under the title "On the second track. The role of civil society and public diplomacy in the further development and expansion of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization". It was attended by over 300 participants from 26 countries, including the delegation of South Ossetia led by Anatoly Bibilov, then still speaker of parliament.

The organization of the First Sochi Forum was also attended by the current head of the South Ossetian Foreign Ministry Dmitry Medoyev.