The plenary session was moderated by A.Gromyko, Director of the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Corresponding Member of RAS. The following speakers participated in the plenary session: A.Murychev, Chairman of the FBA EAC Executive Board; Li Shuobing, President of FBA EAC; B.Sagintaev, Member of the Board – Minister in charge of Economy and Financial Policy of EEC; Rodrigo de Lima Baena Soares, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federative Republic of Brazil to the Russian Federation; A.Shokhin, President of RSPP, Doctor of Economics, Professor; Rajnish Goenka, Founding Chairman of MSME Development Forum, Member of National Council under MSME Ministry; T.Schilling, General Director of the Association of European Businesses; Z.Liqun, President of the Union of Chinese Entrepreneurs in Russia; S.Korotkov, Director of the UNIDO Center for International Industrial Cooperation in the Russian Federation; W.F.Kwende, Managing Director of Africana Infrastructure Capital, Golden Organics Global; I.T.Timo, Chairman of the Parliamentary Group Brazil-Russia, Deputy of the Chamber of Deputies of the National Congress of the Federative Republic of Brazil; V.Kuznetsov, Director of the UN Information Center in Moscow and Chairman of the UN Country Team in Russia.
During the plenary session, the participants discussed a wide range of issues concerning the impact of the shift of development centers to the East on the global economy and foreign economic activity, problems of food and energy security, the urgent tasks of coupling the "One Belt, One Road" strategy and Eurasian economic integration in the new geopolitical environment, the status and prospects of EAEU cooperation with third countries (Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East). Summing up the discussion, A.Gromyko noted that the universal concern about the current situation of division and global distrust in the world, as many speakers have noted, must be overcome by the resumption of dialogue, cooperation between the leading economies of the world, and in the context of the Forum, by building new bridges to overcome the large-scale global economic crisis.
The official sponsors of the Forum were SLC-Rus and PROMTECH, which not only provided their financial support, but the intellectual content of the Forum’s program.
On the sidelines of the Forum the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation between the FBA EAC and the Indian Association «MSME Development Forum» took place. On behalf of FBA EAC Memorandum was signed by General Director of the Association O.Berezovoy, on behalf of the Indian Association - by Founding Chairman R.Goenka.
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