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30 June 2022, 11:02

Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia: Day 1

GRODNO, 30 June (BelTA) – The 9th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia “The role of interregional cooperation in deepening the integration processes of the Union State kicked off in Grodno on 30 June. The annual event is held offline this year. The forum participants are expected to sign agreements worth more than $1 billion. Contracts as part of 28 Union State roadmaps will be discussed. The 9th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia will last two days.

Day 1

The forum opened at 9:00 with six sessions. In the afternoon, the Presidium of the Youth Council (Parliament) at the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus will hold a joint meeting with the Council of the Chamber of Young Legislators at the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. The Belarus-Russia Business Council will hold a meeting to discuss the most pressing issues of bilateral cooperation, including import substitution and protection of the domestic market, integration of the industrial potential of the two countries, mechanisms to support small and medium-sized businesses amidst the sanctions against Belarus and Russia, digital technologies for business, protection of the interests of suppliers and buyers through international arbitration. In addition, there are plans to sign bilateral cooperation agreements and contracts. All in all, Belarusian and Russian businesses will sign 11 cooperation documents.

In addition, the 9th meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Commission on Interregional Cooperation of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus and the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation will be held on 30 June.

“Each Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia is an important and much anticipated event. This is a real platform to promote friendly relations between our states; it is also a powerful tool to build long-term contacts,” Deputy Chairman of the Standing Committee for Education, Science, Culture and Social Development of the Council of the Republic Oleg Dyachenko said during the session “Integration of the higher education system of Russia and Belarus: Regional Aspect” that took place within the framework of the forum.

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