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Belarusian-Russian forum of regions seen as milestone event

Monday, 27 November 2023

The upcoming Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia is a very important event, Chairperson of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Natalya Kochanova said as she met with Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Yuri Vorobyov on 24 November, BelTA has learned.

“I would like to discuss the upcoming Forum of Regions you as co-chair of the organizing committee. I want to present to you to hear the novelties we offer this time. This is a very important event for us. We know how high the previous forum was assessed, and we ourselves witnessed that it was indeed a very high level. We have started active preparations for the next forum in the city of Vitebsk and Vitebsk Oblast. This time we want to offer two hosting cities located close to each other,” Natalya Kochanova said.

According to her, the forum of regions will be a two-day event. The first day will feature breakout sessions, and the second day - a plenary session. “Vitebsk is suggested as a venue to host the plenary session, exhibitions, concerts, the city of craftsmen. Vitebsk will be a great host, as the city hosts the Slavianski Bazaar festival every year and has the necessary experience. By the way, the event will be held during the Slavianski Bazaar. We also want to show you Polotsk. It is the country's oldest city, first mentioned in 862. The city has a lot that unites us,” she said.

“We together with Valentina Matviyenko discussed the upcoming forum and agreed that it should contribute to joint innovative development of our countries, implementation of Union State programs, and import substitution to ensure our economic security today,” Natalya Kochanova said.

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