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Hakob Gabrielyan: “We will emerge from the pandemic with the awareness of unity”

24.07.2020 135 просмотров

On July 23, within the framework of the Lecture Hall project of the Youth Assembly of the Eurasian Peoples, researcher, candidate of political sciences Hakob Gabrielyan delivered a lecture on the topic “Issues of Eurasian integration: theoretical and practical aspects”.

Representatives of the Youth activists of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly, students and graduate students of higher educational institutions of the continent, leaders of public organizations, and media representatives got in touch with Yerevan. Today, the idea of Eurasian integration is supported both by the member countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and other actors in Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, the Asia-Pacific region, such as Mongolia, Singapore, Serbia, India, Japan, China. At the same time, the development of public diplomacy in the Eurasian space plays a special role in strengthening the good neighborliness of the Eurasian countries. This task can be realized with the constant interaction of the media, think tanks, academic institutions and public organizations of the continent. The expert noted that the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly, in a good sense, is public diplomacy. Referring to the key issues of the integration agenda of the Eurasian countries, the expert stressed the need to take into account both economic and humanitarian aspects. For example, speaking about the economic benefits of Armenia's accession to the EAEU, one cannot fail to note the importance of historical, cultural and ideological ties between countries and people. According to Hakob Gabrielyan, the EAEU countries should pay a special role to creating a favorable information agenda, which will allow citizens to learn about the privileges that can be provided to the population. “Today, in order to come to the territory of the Russian Federation, a citizen of the Republic of Armenia does not need a passport. Somewhere five years ago it seemed impossible, but today it is real. In this direction, of course, I would like to see a higher level of integration in Armenia's relations with Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan,” the expert said. The guest of the Lecture Hall MANE connected to the live broadcast from Yerevan, where the situation with the spread of COVID-19 remains quite tense and the state of emergency has been extended until August 12. According to the latest data, the country has reached a plateau in terms of infected people. Answering the question of the Co-Chair of the Coordinating Council of the Youth Assembly of the Peoples of Eurasia Kristina Tatarnikova about the impact of the spread of coronavirus on the integration processes in Eurasia, Hakob Gabrielyan noted that the epidemiological situation contributed to the unification of the states: “Group of doctors from the Russian Federation arrived in Armenia, humanitarian assistance was also provided by Kazakhstan, Belarus. This proves that problems only unite countries and thanks to joint efforts we will be able to overcome the crisis. The dynamics of the development of the integration processes of the EAEU countries is positive, and we will emerge from the pandemic with the awareness of unity.” At the end of the live broadcast, the guest wished the young researchers and scientists of Eurasia success in their professional activities: “We cannot be afraid of difficulties and obstacles. You always need to measure your strength with the real picture, but there is no need to artificially set restrictions and barriers. It is worth remembering that your knowledge and skills, initiative and communication qualities are valued first of all. Believe in yourself, everything is in your hands!”

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