Sergey Korotkov took part in a round table within the framework of the XV International Economic Forum of the CIS Member States
March 17, 2023
On March 17, Moscow hosted the XV International Economic Forum of the CIS Member States „Dialogue of Integrations: CIS, EAEU, SG, SCO, BRICS“. The forum was held in conjunction with the 97th meeting of the CIS Economic Council. The organizer was the Association „Business Center for Economic Development of the CIS“ with the support of the Executive Committee of the CIS.
This year, the Forum was attended by more than 1,000 people, about 130 reports were presented, the work of thematic sections and round tables on finance, industry, healthcare, transport and logistics, „green economy“ and other areas was actively carried out. The general sponsor of the Forum was VTB Bank. As part of the forum, the CIS Business Center signed 8 agreements, and also supported the Roscongress initiative, in particular, the Declaration of Business Cooperation in Greater Eurasia.
The Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) — Sergey Lebedev, Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) — Zhang Ming, Chairman of the Coordinating Council of the Association „Business Center for Economic Development of the CIS“ — Anatoly Kazakov, Chairman of the Eurasian Economic Commission — Mikhail Myasnikovich, President of the International Alliance for Strategic Projects BRICS, Representative to the UN ECOSOC — Larisa Zelentsova, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation — Alexander Pankin, Secretary General of the International Union of Non-Governmental Organizations „Assembly of the Peoples of Eurasia“, Secretary General of the International Coordinating Council for Trans-Eurasian transportation (CCTP) — Gennady Bessonov, director of the UNIDO CIIC Sergey Korotkov and others.
The experts discussed the prospects for economic cooperation between the CIS member states, approaches to creating a common economic space „Greater Eurasian Partnership+“, increasing trade turnover, creating free trade zones, forming a transcontinental transport infrastructure, increasing the share of payments in national currencies, as well as developing industry and healthcare.
In cooperation with the Sophia-Troitsk Foundation, the CIS Forum also supports a social function. For the participants of the Forum, within the framework of the project „ArtCoy preserves the symbols of Russia“, implemented with the support of the Presidential Grants Fund, an exhibition of sketches and models on the topic of territorial development in the Tver region, presented by students of the Moscow Architectural Institute, was organized. An exhibition of projects of the Forum participants was held at the site of the World Trade Center (WTC).