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10th Russia–Azerbaijan Interregional Forum to Be Held in Moscow

31 October 2019
В Москве пройдет юбилейный, Десятый российско-азербайджанский межрегиональный форум

The 10th Russia—Azerbaijan Interregional Forum will be held in Moscow on 22–23 November. The event will be organized by the Russian Ministry of Economic Development together with the Azerbaijani Ministry of Economy with the assistance of the Roscongress Foundation.

The Russia—Azerbaijan Interregional Forum is a unique platform for dialogue. The Forum’s business programme will open on 22 November with an address by Russian Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin and Azerbaijani Minister of Economy Mikayil Jabbarov. The business programme includes an expanded meeting of the Russia—Azerbaijan and Azerbaijan—Russia business councils as well as four roundtables on expanding business cooperation between the regions in such areas as transport infrastructure, agriculture, tourism, and humanitarian affairs.

«The Russia—Azerbaijan Interregional Forum will build on the series of events that aim to develop relations between Russia and its neighbouring republics: Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, and Abkhazia. The main goal is to create conditions for free interaction between government and business representatives of the two states», Adviser to the Russian President Anton Kobyakov said.

The Forum’s plenary session at the Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre at the All-Russian Exhibition Centre (VDNH) will be chaired by the Russian Federation Council Chairwoman Valentina Matvienko and Azerbaijani First Vice President Mehriban Aliyeva.

«The high level of interaction that our countries have achieved is a merit not only to the active joint work carried out by specialized departments, but also to the crucial efforts of the business community, which is actively involved in solving current problems and identifying promising areas for collaboration. Russia and Azerbaijan seek to continue the policy of diversifying our economies and create an integrated system of cooperation in the agricultural sector. Our countries face ambitious goals in the transport sector and the modernization of technology. Active work is underway to increase tourism flows and mutual visits. We continue to expand cultural and humanitarian cooperation», Oreshkin said.

In 2018, the Forum brought together more than a thousand representatives of the Russian and Azerbaijani government authorities, public organizations, business community, educational and scientific institutions, and the media. Seventeen agreements were signed during the Forum.