Experts discussed cooperation within the framework of business associations at the IX Moscow International Financial and Economic Forum
November 24, 2022
For nine years, the Financial and Business Association of Euro-Asian Cooperation has been holding the Moscow International Financial and Economic Forum. This year, the UNIDO CIIC joined the the Forum.
The plenary session of the IX Moscow International Financial and Economic Forum was held on November 24, 2022 under the topc “Build bridges, not walls. Business Eurasia in the new reality”. The plenary session of the Forum was preceded by the FBA EAC International Business Week, during which panel sessions were held in Moldova, Italy, and Russia.
More than two thousand people from 36 countries took part in the panel and plenary sessions of the Forum. The Eurasian Economic Commission, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, the International Congress of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, the Association of Financiers of Kazakhstan, the Association of Banks of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Association of European Businesses, the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the UNIDO CIIC were also represented at the forum. , the UN Country Team in Russia, the Union of Chinese Entrepreneurs of Russia, as well as ambassadors and representatives of the Embassies of Brazil, Syria, and Kyrgyzstan.
Sergey Korotkov, Director of the UNIDO CIIC, spoke about the cooperation within the framework of business associations and country associations. According to his words, “the main opportunities for cooperation lie in the development of regional integration projects, such as the EAEU and the Eurasian Customs Union. China’s Belt and Road Initiative not only improves the region’s ability to attract foreign investment, but increases competition between Russian and Chinese companies. As well as cooperation within the framework of BRICS + in Central Asia”.
Vladimir Kuznetsov, Director of the UN Information Centre in Moscow, Chairman of the UN Country Team in Russia, noted that the topics raised by the Forum participants, are extremely important both for the global agenda and in terms of the efforts that the United Nations is making today . The plight in which the world has found itself as a result of armed conflicts, climate change, division, poverty and unemployment, mass displacement of people, the consequences of a global pandemic, etc. led to a lack of funds to finance sustainable development.