Opening Asia for Russia

Within the framework of the EEF-2021, the presentation of the Declaration of business cooperation in Greater Eurasia took place

06.09.2021 190 просмотров

Within the framework of the VI Eastern Economic Forum, the Declaration of Business Cooperation in Greater Eurasia was presented.

This document is based on the Moscow Memorandum of Cooperation and Joint Activities to Promote the Idea of Pan-European Integration from Lisbon to Vladivostok, which was signed as part of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Ensuring Investment Growth in Russia InvestRos in 2016. For 5 years of action, a number of business organizations and companies have joined the memorandum.

However, a lot has changed since then. The idea of forming a single economic space from Lisbon to Vladivostok was expanded to a continental scale. In particular, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin put forward the idea of forming a Greater Eurasian Partnership - a process that is beneficial for the participants of all integration associations of the mega-region: the EU, the EAEU, ASEAN, the SCO, APEC, etc.

Therefore, the Roscongress Foundation, together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, initiated the expansion of the provisions of the Moscow Memorandum to the area covered by the Greater Eurasian Partnership and its reformatting into a new document.

“For the successful implementation of such a large-scale project, we must take into account the interests of absolutely all parties. Vladimir Putin has repeatedly emphasized that the Greater Eurasian Partnership is an open structure, and the leaders of many countries have noted the importance of supporting this project. The EAEU can be a link between Europe and Asia, and partnerships can also be developed through the SCO. General popularization can make the development of this project more efficient,” said Andrey Prutskikh, Dean of St. Petersburg State University of Economics.


“In the creation of the Greater Eurasian Partnership, I see the beginning of the emergence of a new transcontinental movement of the business community. At each WEF venue, speakers one way or another agreed that a unifying agenda for our continent is more than in demand. There are reasons for this: the momentary economic crisis in which the whole world found itself and reflections on how we will continue to live on this continent. But we see a huge demand for unification, integration and cooperation. This project can become a kind of umbrella under which various regional strategies and organizations will find a comfortable place for development, free trade zones, transport projects and a digital agenda can be created,” said Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Kirill Barsky.

“Greater Eurasia is no longer a plan or a dream, this issue is being resolved now. Despite the colossal geographical distances, the western part of Europe is very close mentally, culturally and business-wise. This is evidenced by the participants of the Eastern Economic Forum, business and investment projects that are being implemented not only in the Far East, but also throughout the vast Eurasian space,” said Tadzio Schilling, Director General of the Association of European Businesses (AEB).

“The Roscongress Foundation has been working on the Greater Eurasian Partnership for a long time. We believe this will be a very effective mechanism for business cooperation on the continent. In the concept of a common economic space, we invest regulation, certification, transport, IT. If business is not interested in the merger, the project may remain only a political declaration,” said Slava Khodko, Adviser for Methodological Support of the Roscongress Foundation.


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