What? Where? When?
Changes may be introduced to the programme of the 3rd Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia, scheduled for June 7th-8th, although the focus remains on mutually beneficial cooperation — as chosen by participants
7.06 On the first day of the Forum, from 9-10am, the President Hotel’s Round Hall of Negotiations will host the third session of the Inter-parliamentary Commission of the Belarusian National Assembly’s Council of the Republic and the Russian Federal Assembly’s Council of the Federation for Interregio-nal Cooperation. From 10-11a.m., registration of participants will take place in the hotel’s conference hall lobby.
Later, thirty minutes will be devoted to transportation to venues for each of nine sections, allowing exchange of opi-nions and discussion, and acquaintance with social-humanitarian and industrial work. One will operate in the city of Nesvizh, 120km from Minsk.
Lunch will be held from 1.30 to 2.30p.m., after which participants will go to the ‘BELAGRO-2016’ exhibition, at the Football Manege Sport Complex. From 3-5.30p.m., it will host the opening of the Day of the 3rd Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia. Guests will be able to tour exhibits and have the opportunity to sign contracts and agreements.
A cultural programme is also planned and, at 7.00p.m., there will be the chance for heads of federal subjects of the Russian Federation to travel to the Belarusian regions of special interest to them.
8.06 On the second day of the Forum, the Palace of the Republic (1 Oktyabrskaya Square) will host the main events. Participants of the plenary session will be registered at its Small Hall from 9.30a.m., with a session beginning at 10.30am: ‘Realisation of a Coordinated Social-Economic Policy in the Union State: Achievements, Problems, Paths of Solution and Prospects’.
At midday, there will be a coffee break in the lobby of the Palace of the Republic’s Small Hall, during which time the Chairman of the Belarusian National Assembly’s Council of the Republic, Mikhail Myasnikovich, will join the Chairperson of the Council of the Federation of the Russian Federal Assembly, Valentina Matvienko, in speaking to the media.
The plenary session will last until 3p.m., followed by signing of agreements on cooperation between the Belarusian Government and federal subjects of the Russian Federation. At 4p.m., the Palace of the Republic’s Reception Hall will host a reception on behalf of Mikhail Myasnikovich, the Chairman of the Council of the Republic at the National Assembly of Belarus and, at 5.30p.m., participants will be free to depart.
Section 1. Belarusian-Russian cooperation in the field of labour relations and social protection of the population (Minsk, Session Hall of the National Assembly’s Council of the Republic)
Section 2. Belarusian-Russian cultural and humanitarian cooperation: historical and modern context (Nesvizh, National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve — Nesvizh)
Section 3. Russian-Belarusian scientific and sci-tech cooperation. State and prospects of development (Minsk, Presidium of Belarus’ National Academy of Sciences)
Section 4. Russian-Belarusian co-operation in the education sphere. State and prospects of development (Minsk, the Belarusian State University — to be clarified)
Section 5. Belarusian-Russian co-operation in the field of youth policy (Minsk, Belarusian National Technical University)
Section 6. Rendering of medical assistance as an important resource in preserving national health. Interaction within the Belarus-Russia Union State (Minsk, City Clinical Hospital #2)
Section 7. Mass Media as an important factor of interregional interaction and formation of common space of the Union State’s humanitarian values (Minsk, the Belarusian State University’s Journalism Institute)
Section 8. Realisation of a co-ordinated agro-industrial policy within the Union State (or Ensuring food security of the Union State under conditions of international and regional trade-economic integration (Football Manege Sport Complex — within the ‘BELAGRO-2016’ exhibition)
Section 9. Development of Belarusian-Russian co-operation in the industrial sphere (Minsk, Atlant JSC)