Eduard Lozansky (USA): People's Diplomacy Must Come into Force – It is Our Direct Responsibility

23/09/2020 16:23

Photo: “Izvestia”/ Alexey Maishev

President of the American University in Moscow, Professor of Moscow state University and National research nuclear University MEPhI, Director of the International centre for public diplomacy Eduard Lozansky (USA) told the participants of the online event of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly on the International Day of Peace about the project “Save the planet”.

“We know that relations between the United States and Russia are now at the lowest level, perhaps, in history. Even in the days of the Soviet Union, I do not recall such hatred and such dangerous rhetoric. What we now see on the borders, in the Black Sea, in the Baltic Sea, in the Sea of Okhotsk. At any moment there may be an accident, a collision, maybe not even on purpose, may end in tragedy not only for our two countries, but for all mankind,” - said Eduard Lozansky.

“When they don't speak at the level of the leadership (of countries.. - Ed.), people's diplomacy should come into force. It is our direct responsibility,” - said the Director of the International Centre for public diplomacy.

According to him, the Centre initiated the project “Save the planet”. On September 24, at 12 a.m. (7 p.m. Moscow time), Washington will host the first meeting of this project. Professors from major American universities will attend it. This meeting will be held in an online format. At the meeting, the Americans will tell us what ideas they have to save our planet.

“I am very happy that we have established such a good partnership. And I want to tell you that you have friends in Washington,” - Eduard Lozansky concluded his speech, addressing the leadership of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly.

Recall, every year the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly holds events dedicated to the International Day of Peace. This year the event was held online.