Sergey Nikolaevich Lebedev, Chairman of the Executive Committee - CIS Executive Secretary, welcomes the participants and organizers of the General Eurasian Peoples' Assembly on behalf of the CIS Executive Committee:
“It is significant that the Assembly is being held in the year of the 30th anniversary of the Commonwealth of Independent States, which proclaimed the humanitarian and cultural spheres as one of the priority areas of mutually beneficial cooperation, which are an important unifying principle based on the historical and cultural community, spiritual traditions and values of the Commonwealth countries.
The decision of the Council of Heads of CIS State to declare 2022 the Year of Folk Art and Cultural Heritage, and 2023 - the Year of the Russian language as a language of interethnic communication, will undoubtedly contribute to the development and strengthening of cooperation between the Commonwealth member States in the humanitarian sphere.
It is noteworthy that the issues considered within the Assembly are consonant with the priority areas of humanitarian cooperation between the CIS member States. Such forums contribute to the preservation of common civilizational values, ensuring the dialogue of languages and cultures. Today it is very important to cherish humanistic principles, to multiply them, to absorb all the best from national cultures and bring into them the most valuable of our common cultural wealth.”
In 2021, the General Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly will take place on July 9. It is supported by the UN Information Center. Media partners: Big Asia, MTRK Mir, MKR-Media, TV BRICS. General media partner - TASS.