Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly Andrey Belyaninov welcomed the participants of the Second joint meeting of the Council of Heads of Representations of Russian regions under the President and Government of the Russian Federation and the Club of Heads of Trade and Economic Missions (Embassy departments) of foreign States at the World Food Moscow exhibition.
Andrey Belyaninov's welcome speech, in particular, reads:
- The goals and objectives, the topics of the reports, the venue itself of the largest exhibition of world-class products, are largely symbolic and relate to the activities of global governmental and non-governmental organizations.
One of the UN's sustainable development goals is to eliminate hunger, ensure food security and improve nutrition, and promote sustainable agricultural development. It is impossible to achieve these goals without diverse cooperation in the agricultural sector. It is important to expand international cooperation and search for new mechanisms and tools for international cooperation. It increases the effectiveness of foreign economic relations between countries and regions.
On the way to sustainable development, we face new challenges, including climate change and the state of the environment. The introduction of new technologies in the production and processing of agricultural products, including digital ones, and new approaches to logistics is the widest field for interaction. This can only be done through close international cooperation, joint development of a strategy, and involvement of the state, business, and the public in its implementation.
The Second joint meeting of the Council of Heads of Representations of Russian regions under the President and Government of the Russian Federation and the Club of Heads of Trade and Economic Missions (Embassy departments) of foreign States was held today, September 22, 2020, as part of the major International Food Exhibition - World Food Moscow.
The event was organized by the Council for International Economic Activity of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly and the International Council for Regional Economic Cooperation.
During the meeting, representatives of Federal and regional authorities of Russia, Moscow embassies of foreign States, major Russian and international organizations in the field of agriculture discussed global trends in the development of the agro-industrial complex. The participants assessed the changes and affects the epidemic has in the structure of exports of agricultural products and logistics and trade between different countries. They also discussed the opportunities and challenges that are facing market participants and decisions need to be taken by the authorities, manufacturers and businesses to ensure sustainable development of the agro-industrial complex.