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SCO and BRICS Summits Organizing Committee Met in Russia

12 December 2018
Состоялось заседание Оргкомитета по подготовке саммитов ШОС и БРИКС в России

The Organizing Committee of the Russian Federation’s Presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in 2019–2020 and in the BRICS association in 2020 met in Moscow. Aide to the President of Russia Yury Ushakov chaired the meeting and the speakers were: Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation, Deputy Chairman — Executive Secretary of the Organizing Committee Anton Kobyakov, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Igor Morgulov, Deputy Finance Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Storchak, Governor of Chelyabinsk Region Boris Dubrovsky, Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Roscongress Foundation Alexander Stuglev and others.

The discussion mainly focused on preparing the infrastructure of Chelyabinsk for major international events in 2020. Today, the primary efforts are put in the construction of the summits’ main venue Taganay 2020, reconstruction of the Balandino airport complex, development of new hotels and reconstruction of existing ones, and road infrastructure.

«We must promptly solve the issues of municipal improvement, environment, city roads and the modernisation of public transport by converting it to gas fuel and setting up the appropriate infrastructure. In general, all works are on schedule. We work ahead of the schedule where possible,» said Boris Dubrovsky, Governor of Chelyabinsk Region.

Also one of the most critical issues in the preparation of Chelyabinsk is a comprehensive improvement of the environmental situation. In this regard, some solutions are mapped out: reclamation of the city dump, management of air quality, cleaning of the Miass riverbed and the improvement of the city embankment.

«Holding global international events in Russia sets the task of addressing even more ambitious challenges. Chelyabinsk Region is one of the most alarming in terms of its air quality. That is why I think it is necessary to appoint it as a pilot region on issues of quoting harmful emissions to the air. I am confident that comprehensive measures and consolidated efforts of federal control and regulatory bodies, regional and local authorities will significantly improve the quality of the environment in the region in the years ahead,» said Anton Kobyakov, Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation.

Also, the meeting presented the agenda for the Russian SCO and BRICS presidency.

Chelyabinsk is the designated location for the Council of Heads of SCO Member States session and BRICS leaders meeting in 2020, in accordance with the Presidential Decree No. 110 ‘On the Organizational Committee for Preparation and Provision of the Russian Federation’s Presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in 2019–2020 and in the BRICS association in 2020’.

The Roscongress Foundation was exclusively appointed the executor of services procurement performed by the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation and related to the preparation and provision of the Russian Federation’s chairmanship in the SCO and the BRICS.