TASS: The Eurasian Peoples' Assembly will soon open representative offices in the Middle East

30/01/2023 09:30

CAIRO, 30 January. /Corr. TASS Alexander Elistratov/. The Representation of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly (EPA) was opened on Sunday in Cairo. This event took place within the Assembly Days in Egypt. It was another step in the development of activities and the spread of influence of this union of non-governmental organizations in the countries of the Middle East.

At the meeting of the Assembly General Council, held in Cairo, its Head Andrei Belyaninov announced that this year the EPA offices will start operating in Lebanon, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, Palestine and Turkey. The immediate plans of the Assembly also include the opening of offices in Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, as well as in some Russian regions.

“Representatives of about 50 states took part in the Expanded meeting of the Assembly General Council, which was also held online," Marat Gatin, Head of the Rossotrudnichestvo office in Egypt, told a TASS correspondent. He said that the Assembly partner in Egypt is the Egyptian-Russian Foundation for Science and Culture.

"The main topic of the meeting of the EPA General Council in Cairo," the representative of Rossotrudnichestvo noted, "was the recognition that public, people's diplomacy is coming to the forefront, interacting at the level of non-governmental and public organizations, universities, and not only in the Eurasian space." The organization, he added, "launches a number of interesting projects both in Egypt and in the countries - members of the Assembly." In the future, EPA intends to expand its activities not only in the humanitarian sphere, but also in the trade and economic field, seeking to cover new spectrums of interaction between countries, Gatin said.

In his opinion, "the association has good prospects, the main thing is that there are people in its ranks who are ready to put these prospects into practice." "It is very important," Gatin explained, "that useful declarations not only remain on paper in the future, but are implemented."

Megaprojects and their implementation

Currently, the Assembly is implementing several mega-projects. The most ambitious among them are the project for the preservation of historical memory, the "EURADIA KIDS" project aimed at forming a positive consciousness of the younger generation, the organization of the Eurasian Games in national sports, as well as the World Public Summit, which is scheduled to be held already this year.

In addition, the creation of the World Association of Writers' Organizations was announced in Cairo on the basis of the Eurasian Festivals of Literary Critics held within the EPA. The sixth and latest such event was attended by representatives of more than 100 countries, including in an online format. A Council for the Development of Children's Creativity was created. In the course of the General Council work it was proposed to form a Society of descendants of the builders of the Aswan Dam on the Nile River.

In a conversation with a TASS correspondent, EPA Secretary General Belyaninov noted that "a large number of countries that took part in the meeting of the General Council in Egypt shows how popular the ideas promoted and implemented by the Assembly are." "And a large number of proposed and developed projects," he added, "is somewhat alarming: will we cope with all of them successfully." "We understand that we" do not have enough bayonets ", so the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly invites all interested parties to cooperate. There is a lot of work ahead," Belyaninov concluded.

The Eurasian Peoples' Assembly is an International union of non-governmental organizations and citizens with an active life position, sharing and promoting the ideas and values of Eurasian integration, protection of peace, strengthening friendship, harmony, partnership and good neighborliness among peoples. Established May 27, 2017.