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Preparations for SCO and BRICS Summits Discussed in Moscow

17 June 2019
В Москве обсудили ход подготовки к проведению саммитов ШОС и БРИКС

A meeting was held in Moscow between Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation Anton Kobyakov and Acting Governor of the Chelyabinsk Region Alexey Teksler to discuss preparations for the SCO and BRICS summits to be held in Russia. Vladimir Putin announced the dates for next year’s summits earlier at the SCO summit in Bishkek.

«Russia has assumed SCO summit chairmanship and so will be hosting the SCO and BRICS summits next year. Holding these major international events in the regions will open up opportunities for the development of infrastructure in the Russian cities and will also make it possible to shore up the country’s business community. Last year, ‘Russia’s Regions: New Areas of Growth. Infrastructure for Development’, a visiting session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) took place in Chelyabinsk, and this year it will be held for the second time. At the moment, we are creating points of business activity in the regions, and Chelyabinsk is definitely one of these cities,» Executive Secretary of the Organizing Committee for the Preparation and Maintenance of the Presidency of the Russian Federation in the SCO in 2019–2020 and in the BRICS Association in 2020 Anton Kobyakov said.

Acting Governor of the Chelyabinsk Region Aleksey Teksler noted that he had preparations for the summits under complete control and that they were proceeding according to schedule: «The region started to prepare for the summits in March 2018, when the relevant decree was signed by the President of the Russian Federation. Today, work is in full swing, and I have no doubt the events will live up to the highest standards».

In accordance with the roadmap for summit preparation, work is underway to build a modern new airport, to modernize public transportation, and to update road and transport network and the Taganai 2020 Convention and Exhibition Centre. Special attention is being paid to the construction of a dormitory for South Ural State University and three cottage villages that will be used to accommodate delegations. In total, 19 sites are being prepared for the summits.