President of the Russian-French Economic Chamber Didier Chaudesaygues (France) participated in the online event of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly on the International Day of Peace. He spoke about a new project - the Paris - Moscow Flight dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory.
In particular, he said:
- In the difficult period we are going through, in an increasing tension, when our world is facing new challenges in the geopolitical, humanitarian, environmental and economic fields. Being a French citizen and at the same time a person who knows and loves Russia, I am happy to take part in any actions aimed at bringing our peoples closer together. The Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly is an organization that unites civil societies in most of our planet and contributes to achieving this goal. Every conscientious person and citizen should make his or her own contribution to this grateful cause. Even the most modest contribution will be useful in supporting our common call for peace with its symbolic power.
In this regard, we (and I am speaking now on behalf of the Russian-French Economic Chamber, its partners and associates), the French, intend to come up with the following initiative. We want to fly over Europe, from Paris to Moscow, as part of a squadron of ultra light aircraft, visiting Germany, Poland, and Belarus.
This flight is designed to remind everyone that we live in a single space, from the Atlantic to the Urals, and even further, to the end of Eurasia. Together, we must do everything possible to remove the barriers that divide the peoples of Greater Europe.
This project is also intended to revive the memory of the glorious pages of the history of the Normandy - Niemen squadron on the occasion of the celebration of the next anniversary of the Great Victory, to emphasize how much we need each other today in the face of new dangerous challenges that threaten the existence of all mankind.
It goes without saying that this flight will be carried out under the flags of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, the Russian-French Economic Chamber, as well as other organizations that show interest and wish to join our project. The modesty of the project's scale does not detract from its significance. On the other hand, there are difficulties in its implementation. But very often, concrete actions that reinforce words only strengthen the meaning of our message. Coverage of this event in the media will allow us to pay attention to the Assembly, which seeks to bring our peoples closer together in any way. It will also highlight the high level of its goals and aspirations, as well as the diversity of individuals it brings together.
I see the idea of this flight as a personal contribution to the Assembly, aware of the need to work tirelessly to encourage all to take an interest in this project, to convince them of its importance and usefulness.
Annually, the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly holds events on the International Day of Peace, approved by the UN General Assembly. This year, on September 21, the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly organized an online event.