The online meeting was held on the occasion of the three-year anniversary of the establishment of the International Union of Non-Governmental Organizations the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly. During the conference, the Assembly's three-year activity was summed up. In addition to words of congratulations and gratitude, the participants of the event spoke about the importance of the Great Eurasian partnership based on spiritual and moral principles, in the name of peace and harmony, through the development of multilateral cooperation and public (people's) diplomacy. These are just the issues the Assembly is called upon to confront.
Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly Andrey Belyaninov noted that during the three years, the Assembly has increased the number of its partnerships. Today the Assembly members are representatives of more than 40 countries. The Activity Program of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly includes various international projects and events carried out in different countries of Greater Eurasia.
First Deputy Secretary General - Head of the General Secretariat of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly Svetlana Smirnova moderated the event. She spoke of a number of successful programs and projects of the Assembly: EURASIA KIDS, Eurasian Youth Assembly. Today the Assembly's Representative offices are already functioning in 5 regions of Russia: Leningrad, Kaluga, and Sverdlovsk Regions, Sevastopol, and the Republic of Bashkortostan. In addition to developing projects and Representative offices, the Assembly plans to organize an annual World Public Summit.
Especially, the Assembly’s warm partnership with the leadership of the Republic of Bashkortostan was noted during the meeting. On May 24, 2019, the Assembly and the Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan signed a cooperation agreement, and on January 31, 2020, the Representative Office of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly was established in the Republic of Bashkortostan. In particular, Bashkortostan will become a venue for the Eurasian Games. As Eduard Taran, President of the Novosibirsk Regional Football Federation's RATM Holding noted in his speech that the “Eurasiada” is an important project and, in fact, the largest sports competition in Europe. In 2019, the organizers have done a lot of work, the project concept was finalized, and partners have been sought. Since the beginning of this year, negotiations on holding the event have been successfully held at the Government level of the Republic of Bashkortostan, the Ministry of Youth Policy and Sports of the Republic. Especially, Eduard Taran stressed that the “Eurasiada” project is well received not only by athletes, but also by the authorities of different countries.
The Representation of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly in the Republic of Bashkortostan is engaged in international promotion of the region in the countries of Greater Eurasia; it conducts charitable events, carries out cultural and educational, research and publishing activities. The Representative office of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly in the Republic of Bashkortostan is headed by the First Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Nazarov.