The panel session "Eurasian Partnership: New Protocols of Interaction", organized by the Department for Sustainable Development of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly, has become one of the most controversial platforms of the International People's Diplomacy Forum, providing an opportunity to present their views to representatives of Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North Africa on the search for new forms of interaction in order to achieve equal and mutually beneficial Eurasian cooperation in the conditions of the modern world configuration.
The panel session was opened by the Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly Andrey Belyaninov. He emphasized the importance of promoting Eurasian values and the concepts of Eurasian Partnership, as this topic is now entering a new global level.
Representatives of diplomatic missions, well-known foreign and Russian public figures and economists took part in the panel. Despite the fact that the participants sometimes expressed opposite opinions, nevertheless, each of them noted the urgent need to rethink the formats of interaction and develop new mechanisms that contribute to the strategic convergence of the countries of the Eurasian space based on the principles of a multipolar world in the current world configuration.
This idea brought together the speeches of Mr. Abdulla Issa, First Secretary of the Embassy of Palestine in the Russian Federation, Professor Enea Franz, Director of the Political Science Department of the United Nations University for Peace (UniPeace-UN), and Dr. Yasser Allaham, Chairman of the Committee on External Relations of the Union of Arab Alumni of Soviet and Russian universities.
The bright and largely programmatic speech by Mikhail Khazin, a Russian public figure, economist and publicist, aroused great interest and involved many participants in the discussion.
The effective moderation of the panel by the Deputy Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, Professor Yulia Petrova, created a comfortable environment for a free exchange of views and contributed to the open presentation of various points of view.
Also, within the panel session, new projects of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly partners were presented, which continue and support the main directions of our activities.
Thus, Elena Repman, head of the Italian public association La Ricerca senza Frontiere, presented the educational hub Pareto Academy and its branch UniPareto Haiti, created to develop educational technologies in Haiti and Rwanda.
Adviser to the Head of the General Secretariat of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, representative of the Banking Academy of Vietnam in the Russian Federation, Ms. To Thi Thuyet Khanh, spoke about new educational and public initiatives of Vietnam that make an important contribution to building a common Eurasian partnership.
The President of the Center for Business Development and Cooperation with Russia Foundation, Mr. Serge Phocas, presented new economic projects in the Republic of Benin.
Summing up the results of the panel session, the Co-Chair of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, member of the State Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Alexandra Ochirova emphasized that the whole format of the discussion indicates the impossibility of the existence of a unipolar world, therefore the world order requires a new holistic approach not only in financial and economic sphere, but also in matters of humanitarian and socio-economic cooperation. All countries and peoples must come to a common denominator and find a sustainable development imperative.