On April 21, 2017, the Government of the Moscow Region hosted the opening ceremony of a seminar-meeting of young leaders of the BRICS countries. The main participants of the event were about 100 young entrepreneurs, scientists, teachers, graduate students and public figures from the age of 18 to 35 from Russia, Brazil, India, China and South Africa. Especially for them, the organizers of the seminar – the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the All-Russian Public Organization “Russian Union of Youth”, the Government of the Moscow Region and the Administration of Stupino Municipal District – prepared a busy business program.

The visit to the House of Government of the Moscow Region began for the heads of delegations of young leaders of the BRICS countries with a meeting with the governor of the Moscow region Andrei Vorobyov .

“I welcome all young entrepreneurs, active people who came to our suburbs under the auspices of the BRICS work. I want to report on the readiness of the Moscow region to cooperate, to develop business and cultural ties. Of course, we are interested in new projects, new ideas that young people are personally offering, “said Andrei Vorobyev, welcoming representatives of delegations.

During the meeting, the issues of cooperation of young businessmen from the BRICS countries and the Moscow region in the spheres of economy, industry, culture, education, health, tourism, and agriculture were discussed.

The participants of the seminar-meeting continued their business communication at the opening ceremony. Here, young leaders were also greeted by representatives of the Government of the Moscow Region, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs, the National Committee for the Study of BRICS and the Russian Youth Union.

Speaking before the participants in the hall, the chairman of the Russian Youth Union Pavel Krasnorutsky noted that this event was included in the plan of the main events of Russia within the framework of the World Festival of Youth and Students, which will be held in October in Sochi.

– Within the framework of this grand event, the Russian Youth Union will host the Third Youth Forum of the BRICS and SCO countries: “The World Festival: in the name of friendship, peace and development,” he said. – I am sure that within the framework of this event we will be able to finally approve the entire list of initiatives that we will discuss at the BRICS seminar.

The seminar-meeting of the young leaders of the BRICS countries will be a continuation of the cooperation of the BRICS contact youth groups, which were established on the initiative of the Russian Youth Union in 2014.

Along with summarizing the work of contact youth groups for the period 2014-2016. the workshop participants will form a common strategy for cooperation in the field of academic and cultural-humanitarian exchanges.

The program of the seminar will include thematic discussion areas devoted to issues of culture, humanitarian cooperation, public diplomacy, youth entrepreneurship, science and innovation.

“I want to express our gratitude to our partners in the person of the All-China Youth Federation, the South African Youth Organization, the Next Generation Institute, the International BRICS Forum of India. Together with you, we were able to implement a large number of programs and projects. I also express my gratitude to the Government of the Moscow Region represented by Governor Andrei Yuryevich Vorobyev for assistance in organizing and holding a seminar-meeting of young leaders of the BRICS countries, “he summed up.

The young leaders were able to discuss the prospects for the development of international economic and innovative cooperation between the Moscow Region and the BRICS countries in the framework of the plenary session. All the proposals of the participants of the meeting were summarized and will be included in the final document, according to which work on the creation of the first youth business incubator of the BRICS countries will begin in the near future.

At this the work of the seminar-meeting did not end. Tomorrow the participants of the event will visit the production of Stupino district of the Moscow region.

The visit of the young leaders of the BRICS countries will be completed with participation in business events on the basis of the Samara State Economic University, which will be held from April 25 to 26.

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